National Team Visits Auschwitz


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Germany star striker MIROSLAV KLOSE (left) of Italian Serie A side SS Lazio of Rome, the only man in history who has scored more than four goals at three final tournaments for the prestigous FIFA World Cup compeition, leads a delegation representing the Deutscher Fussball Bund — the organization that oversees the national football team — on a visit to the notorious Nazi death camp known as AUSCHWITZ just a couple of weeks ahead of the 2012 UEFA European Championships to be co-hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine … Klose, of course, was born in the Polish town of Opole where his father was an elite footballer for the then first division club KS Odra Opole in the 1970s. Josef Klose, a winger whose father was an ethnic German, never played for the Polish national team but after reaching the minimum age requirements in 1978 was permitted by the country’s communist authorities then in power to play a few years abroad and paved the way at AJ Axuerre for the two Poland World Cup stars, midfielder Henryk Wieczorek as well as prolific striker Andrzej Szarmach, both of whom joined Klose at the newly-promoted French Ligue 1 side to start the 1980/81 season … Seven-year-old Miroslav and his athletically-inclined mother Barbara, who had been a standout handball goalkeeper for the Poland national team once upon a time, reunited in 1985 with Josef Klose in what was then the West German town of Kusel after the legionnaire had spent a few final seasons with French fourth division side FC Chalons-sur-Saone.
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OLIVER BIERHOFF (left), the oftentimes controversial “Manager der deutschen Fussball-Nationalmannschaft” who, in his playing days, came off the bench as a substitute to score both goals in Germany’s 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the Final of the 1996 UEFA European Championships at London’s famed Wembley Stadium, and current Germany national team captain PHILIPP LAHM of Bayern Munich tour the Auschwitz facility, easily one of the most infamous of all those among of the extensive Nazi concentration camp system, which today remains as a reminder to the breathtaking horror known as the Holocaust.
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Germany national football team trainer JOACHIM LOEW, who played three Bundesliga seasons for three different clubs (Vfb Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Karlsruhe) but is probably best remembered from his playing days as the leading goal-scorer in club history from his time with SC Freiburg in the 2.Bundesliga, walks between the barbed wires fences while visiting the Nazis ruthlessly brought about senseless death and destruction on such an unprecedented scale never before seen in the annals of all Mankind.
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