European Maccabi Games open in former Nazi olympic stadium

More than 2,000 Jewish athletes are gathering in Berlin for the European Maccabi Games, being held for the first time in Germany, and in the stadium built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics.

In a nod to the past, organizers of the 14th games are holding a Holocaust memorial service ahead of the opening ceremony late Tuesday, and many youth athletes were to visit the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp just outside the city.



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