The Dutch Football club AJAX FC is often seen as a Jewish football club, although it doesn’t actually have any Jewish roots. Although it has had a Jewish connection since the 1930s when the home stadium was located next to a Jewish neighbourhood of Amsterdam-Oost and opponents saw many supporters walking through the Nieuwmarkt/Waterloopleinbuurt (de Jodenhoek—the “Jews’ corner”) to get to the stadium.
Additionally it did employ several Jewish players like Sjakie Swart and Eddy Hamel for example. Another legendary member of staff was Salo Muller, seen above with another Ajax legend, Johan Cruijff. Salo is a former physiotherapist at the club and was there at the time when the club saw some of its biggest successes.
But to me he is a hero for a different reason. Salo’s, parents were murdered at Auschwitz.
In 1941, when he was five, his parents were arrested by the Nazis and put on…
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