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Julius Hirsch

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Julius Hirsch (7 April 1892 - 8 May 1945) was a German international footballer who was killed during the Holocaust. He helped Karlsruher FV to win the 1910 German championship.

He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp on 1 March 1943. His exact date of death is unknown. In 1950, a German court declared him dead with the date of death set on 8 May 1945.

Julius Hirsch was the first Jewish player to represent the German national team. He died at Auschwitz in May 1945. Hirsch had served for four years in the German Army in the First World War, had been decorated with the Iron Cross and was a German patriot, unable and unwilling to believe that his life could be at risk.




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