Karen Propp

Poster of Hakoah ball 1936 [Jewish Museum Vienna]

Hakoah Vienna: 100 Years Old and Still Powering On

In Vienna, on the night of Saturday, November 7, the Sports Club Hakoah, also known as Hakoah Vienna, held a gala ball to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The evening’s entertainment included a bare-chested acrobat whose midair gyrations, on a swath of purple cloth hung from the ceiling, suggested both the precarious nature of Jews in Vienna and the skills used to pull off this event.