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Les sportifs ouvriers allemands dans la lutte antifasciste (1919-1945)

Abstract : Attacking the discourse pretending that sport would be neutral in nature, the movement of "sport criticism" has accused the show and competition of carrying the seeds of totalitarianism within them. The case of German worker sportsmen contradicts these antagonistic approaches. This book highlights the role of worker sport in the struggle against the rise of Nazism under the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). Out of 2 million worker-sportsmen, only 2,000 went into resistance against Nazism and their political action began in the 1920s. Many lost their life.This research on the commitment of these sportsmen in the fight agaisnt "antifascism" contributes to a mostly unknown chapter of German resistance to Nazism, where the politically charged discourse of socialdemocrat and commmunist sportleaders often clashed with a very different reality at club level. It is the gap between theory and the practice that this book aims to analyse.
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Guillaume Robin. Les sportifs ouvriers allemands dans la lutte antifasciste (1919-1945). Editions L'Harmattan. 2010, 978-2-296-12354-0. ⟨halshs-02955048⟩



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