Jewish sport clubs mark Yom Hashoah in Melbourne
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Jewish sport clubs mark Yom Hashoah in Melbourne

Maccabi Hockey Club juniors holding their #JustLikeYou signs.
Maccabi Victoria Hockey Club juniors holding their Yom Hashoah #justlikeyou signs last week.

Junior and senior teams at Maccabi Victoria sports clubs – from hockey and basketball to footy and netball – participated in observing Yom Hashoah by holding #justlikeyou signs in team and individual photos last week in a social media-based Holocaust awareness campaign by Maccabi Australia and Melbourne Holocaust Museum.

The initiative encourages players to remember that many who perished in the Shoah were sports fans or players, just like them.

Several survivors also spent time with teams in their matches, including Sally Baum with the Maccabi Warriors Big V basketball squad.

And earlier today (May 7), AJAX Senior Footy Club held its annual Yom Hashoah pre-match commemorative ceremonies.

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