May 25: Soccer as an Agent of Integration: Sport in Expellee and Refugee Camps in Germany after World War II

May 25, 2017 2:00 PM - May 25, 2017 4:00 PM | Toronto

Mathias Beer Enlarge image Mathias Beer (© idgl) In September 1945, a few months after the end of World War II, a group of young soccer enthusiasts founded a soccer association in the largest refugee and expellee camp in southwestern Germany. Through the meandering history of this remarkable soccer association, special attention is paid to the reciprocal effects of two mass phenomena: sports and migrant camps. The paper highlights the relevance of sports in the long-term process of integration of 12.5 million refugees and expellees into postwar German society.

  • May 25 2017 –  2 p.m. to 3 p.m.- The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility- Munk School of Global Affairs- 1 Devonshire Place

Talk with German historian Mathias Beer