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Maccabi Sports Club
An amateur filmmaker records prize giving at the annual Newcastle Maccabi club sports day - a colourful fragment of local Jewish life.
Amateur film 1950 1 mins Silent
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Filmed in the 1950s at a sports ground on Newcastles Barrack Road, this is a colourful fragment of Jewish life proud mothers and fathers watch prizes awarded to young men and women on an annual Maccabi sports day. The Maccabi Association was set up to promote the active participation in sports and education of the young Jewish community, seen as a means of assimilation into English society and a way to assert Jewish identity and counter anti-Semitic sentiment.
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