Excellent honor for BVB manager Watzke

Hans-Joachim Wake received the Jewish Josef Berger medal for the merits of the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in the fight versus racial discrimination.

The Jewish neighborhood of Düsseldorf provided the BVB managing supervisor the prominent annotated award at its yearly reception. The audition held North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Preacher Hendrik Must.

The medal is named after the previous NRW Justice Priest Josef Berger (1902 to 1977). This has been honored considering that 1991 non-Jewish individualizes or organizations that have been deserved for the Jewish area. The honor champions consist of former Chancellor Angela Merkel, the previous Federal President Roman Herzog as well as the rock band the dead trousers.


It is very important that the fight versus anti-Semitism as well as the security of Jewish life not just continues to be the job of politics. If an organization like BVB with its 155,000 participants and also 10 million fans is clearly positioned and plainly acts, stated a huge impact, said The CDU politician and also recognized the 63-year-old’s merits: Hans-Joachim Wake identified early: in the fight versus anti-Semitism and conservative extremist suggestions, football is massive duty.

BVB has been included in the battle versus anti-Semitism for several years. In March, the club arranged a professional day Anti-Semitism and specialist football in Dortmund, which united representatives from society, national politics as well as ing activity. Furthermore, the Bundesliga club financially took part in the expansion of the Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem in Israel. For us, the battle for freedom as well as the battle against racism as well as racial discrimination has actually become a crucial core job, claimed Wake.