15.11.2021
Eintracht

Museum receives Julius Hirsch prize

The German Football Association (DFB) has awarded the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum the first Julius Hirsch Prize of 2021.

With this award, the association recognises the museum’s sustained and comprehensive work in the field of research, reappraisal and, in particular, the contemporary and broad communication of the club’s history during the Nazi era, which is held up as example for its historical depth and methodological diversity.

Since opening in 2007, a critical handling of club life under national socialism has been one of the key purposes of the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, which is guided by three main areas: research, communication and creation of memorial sites. “The projects initiated and implemented by the museum since 2007 have not only addressed and reached very different target groups within the club and its fan base; their perception extends beyond the club and beyond the borders of the city of Frankfurt,” the DFB jury stated as the reason for the museum’s award.

We’re very pleased that the DFB sees our concept of remembrance work as exemplary, and it motivates us to continue actively dealing with the club’s Nazi history with events, workshops and searches for traces.

Matthias Thoma, managing director of the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum

Matthias Thoma, managing director of the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, is delighted about the award: “We’re very pleased that the DFB sees our concept of remembrance work as exemplary, and it motivates us to continue actively dealing with the club’s Nazi history with events, workshops and searches for traces.”

The DFB’s annual Julius Hirsch Prize, set up in 2005, recognises clubs, initiatives or individuals for their public commitment to democracy and human dignity, as well as their opposition to antisemitism and every form of discrimination.

The award will be presented on 22 November in the Frankfurt Palmengarten.

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