Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
and the Consulate General of Germany
A Life for Football (Landauer – Der Präsident)
in German with English subtitles
A Life for Football tells the dramatic story of FC Bayern Munich's club president, Kurt Landauer, who in 1933 was forced by the Nazis to resign his post because he was Jewish. Landauer was imprisoned in Dachau and then spent the war years in Switzerland.
Returning to Munich after the war only to find his beloved team in shambles, Landauer led the effort to rebuild the stadium and the club. The film pays tribute to Landauer's passion for the sport, his contribution to European soccer history, and his efforts to rebuild the spirit of the team, city and country in post-World War II Europe.
This screening accompanies FC Bayern's traveling exhibit, Venerated-Persecuted-Forgotten: Victims of Nazism at FC Bayern Munich, on display at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust until October 31, 2019. Click here for more information about the exhibit.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with:
Alan Rothenberg, president of United States Soccer Federation, Chairman and CEO of 1994 FIFA World Cup
Stefan Schneider, Consul General of Germany
Erit Yellen, CEO & President of ORNA Drive Productions, Adjunct Professor at USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism
Justin Greenberg, co-owner and CEO of SoccerKids USA, founder of Maccabi Sports West
Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times soccer writer, will moderate the panel