Mural

Chelsea Football Club Holocaust memorial

Erection date: 15/2/2020

Inscription

Weisz
Jones
Hirsch

This mural depicts 3 football players: one was a PoW held in Auschwitz, where, amazingly, he played football, the other 2 were Jewish and died there. Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

As soon as we published this memorial we were contacted by Mike Coleman who sent These Football Times that explains the dark and extraordinary background.

Site: Chelsea Football Club Holocaust memorial (1 memorial)

SW6, Fulham Road, Stamford Bridge, West Stand

The mural is part of the club's 'Say No to Antisemitism' campaign.

The statue in our photograph is Peter Osgood.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Chelsea Football Club Holocaust memorial

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Holocaust / Holocaust Memorial Day

Events for this day (27 January every year) are organised by The Holocaust Me...

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Julius Hirsch

Footballer. Born in Achern, Germany. He was the first Jewish player in the Ge...

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Ronald William Godfrey Jones, B.E.M.

Footballer. A serving soldier n WW2, he was taken prisoner and sent to a camp...

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Arpad Weisz

Weisz, Árpád. Footballer. Born in Solt, Hungary. As well as Hungary, he also ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Chelsea Football Club Holocaust memorial

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Solomon Souza

Street artist, best known for spray painting portraits of contemporary and hi...

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