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Schneider, Maximilian

Schneider, Maximilian


Son of Leon and Nana. He was born on April 19, 1902, in the city of Krakow. After graduating from high school he attended a high school for commerce and economics. From his childhood, he devoted himself to sport and physical education and went through all stages of sports education in his association, Maccabi Krakow. When he reached the age of 18, he also moved to sports activity and, apart from being an active athlete, he participated in the organization’s organizational work, and for a long time he was one of the heads of the football branch of the association. They were affiliated with more than three hundred associations throughout Poland, and in 1932 he was appointed as the Polish national team member of the first Maccabiah, where he devoted all his energy and time to the development of sport among the Jewish youth in Poland. The Jewish sports movement in his country until it became a large movement And at the outbreak of the Second World War he was called to serve in the Polish army, where he served as a major, and upon the liberation of Poland he was appointed by the government as director of the physical education ministry in the Polish army. Shortly after his immigration to Israel, he enlisted in the IDF for permanent military service, and even here he occupied a place of honor in the ranks of physical education. One of his main duties was to organize the IDF championship competitions and organize courses for referees and coaches, and served as an international judge in Israel and he conducted many national games and even played in the First League, and was recently sent to a course of international judges held in Switzerland on behalf of the Association And on the 12th of Tishrei 5713 (October 1, 1952), he died in his illness and was brought to rest at the military cemetery in Kiryat Shaul, where he left a wife, son and daughter.

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