Maccabi –  Jewish Sports Club, a multi-section sports club established in 1909 in Cracow; a branch of the Maccabi World Union. During the interwar period it remained the most significant of all sports organisations formed by national minorities in Poland. In 1933, it organised the World Maccabiah Games in Zakopane.

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The term was created within the framework of the project Zapisywanie świata żydowskiego w Polsce [recording the Jewish environment in Poland], whose author is Anka Grupińska, a well-known Polish journalist and writer, specializing in the modern history of the Polish Jews. The project, initiated in 2006 by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, consists in recording interviews with Polish Jews from all generations.
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