A volleyball team in Szczuczyn, Poland. In the interwar years, it was not uncommon for Jewish children to participate in school or community recreational activities with non-Jewish children. Despite the lurking danger of antisemitism, Jews often had close relationships with Christians, which led many to believe that Jewish integration was possible and might even be welcomed.
A group of Jewish children, prewar, Lublin, Poland. Between the two world wars, Jews constituted Poland’s second-largest minority group. While many Polish Jews still lived a traditional life in rural towns, many moved to cities, where many quickly acculturated to modern life.
This war amputees' football (soccer) team was established in February 2001 and is made up of 22 players, all residents of Murray Town camp for amputees in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Most of the players were amputated by roaming rebels with machetes and handsaws. Their powerful football skills have transformed them into true athletes. This photograph shows a player kicking the ball during a game in 2002. Photograph by Pep Bonet.