Locked up in the Nazi
transit camp of Terezin, Jewish prisoners created their own football
league, which Czech football recently commemorated by finally granting
it official recognition.
"Playing football, we didn't think of deportation or the stress
caused by life in the ghetto," famed Czech novelist and playwright Ivan
Klima once said. Sent to the ghetto near Prague aged just 10, Klima
played for the children's team "Blauweiss" (Blue-whites).