Up until the 1939-45 War Jewish people in central and eastern Europe lived in separate communities within communities. This insularity was a result of discrimination. Jewish people organised their own educational, cultural, sports and social institutions. We have already looked at such major organizations as Hakoah Wien and Hakoah Berlin .
Smaller communities also had their distinctly Jewish clubs. Here are some photographs of Jewish football clubs.
Neustadt Tavrig 1928 ( Zemaiciu Naumiestis, Lithuania, USSR)
Kurenets 1920s (Belarus, USSR)
Grodzisk Mazovyet (Poland)
Novogrudok Maccabi (Belarus, USSR)
Monastir, August 1928 (Macedonia )