A Brazilian soccer team wore Stars of David on their jerseys as a tribute to Kristallnacht

Members of the Corinthians soccer team wore yellow Stars of David on their jerseys, Nov. 6, 2019. (Courtesy of Corinthians)

SAO PAULO (JTA) — Players for one of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams wore Stars of David on their jerseys on Wednesday to remember Kristallnacht, or the 1938 Nazi pogrom that most mark as the beginning of the Holocaust.

The Corinthians team’s players took the field with yellow stars embroidered above the club’s logo. Some 22,000 supporters watched them defeat Fortaleza by a score of 3-2.

Many of the seats in the stadium also displayed yellow stars, with the message “A star not to forget” printed on them. The team additionally opened a photo exhibit about the Holocaust.

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