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Celebrative Sticker #71: ARPAD WEISZ

Not to forget. It’s as if today, from one day to the next, into thin air, Mourinho, Guardiola or Klopp disappeared. Without anything more being known about it and the story and tragedy remaining unknown for decades afterwards.

Celebrative Sticker #71 is Arpad Weisz to whom the eleventh edition of FIGUCON is dedicated, Sunday 14 January at the Estragon Club, the annual stickers & cards expo organized by Figurine Forever in Bologna, 80 years after his death.

Arpad Weisz, born in Solt (Hungary) on 16 April 1896, was one of the greatest coaches in the history of Italian and European football. He won three Serie A championships, one with Inter in 1929/30, in the first historic edition of the single-group championship, two with Bologna in 1935/36 and 1936/37. Under the guidance of the Hungarian coach, “the squadron that makes the world tremble” was also able to triumph at the Expo Tournament in Paris in 1937.

In 1938, due to the racial laws passed by the fascist government, he was forced to leave, in general silence, the bench and our country together with his wife Elena and his two children Roberto and Clara, taking refuge first in France and then in the Netherlands, continuing to train.

At the beginning of the 1940s the general situation in Nazi-occupied Holland worsened significantly and the Jewish population was expelled from school, work and any activity, including football. In August 1942 the Weisz family was arrested by the Gestapo and in October the gates of Auschwitz opened for them. The two children were immediately sent to the gas chambers. Arpad died on 31 January 1944, he was 47 years old.

The collaboration with ANED (National Association of Former Deportees in Nazi Camps) and with the Bologna Football Club, who collaborated in the creation of this solidarity figurine, is renewed and strengthened.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again.

ARPAD WEISZ
Celebrative Sticker #71 – Sticker + Folder

1st numberd edition 109 copies
from 1 to 109

3rd numberd edition 150 copies
from 351 to 500

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-109, copies available 10/109)
(2nd numbered edition 110-350, SOLD OUT)
(3rd numbered edition 351-500, copies available 148/150)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to institutions, schools, cultural and social realities as a method to raise awareness and always keep historical memory alive.

On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2024, in collaboration with LND (National Amateur League), the second edition was printed and distributed at events throughout Italy, numbered from 110 to 350


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