Yalla Yalla Fortuna thanks F95.Antirazzista for the great opportunity to participate in the 4th „Dr. Waldemar Spier Cup“, a football tournament with Ultras from all over Germany, dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the Nazi Era.
It’s been an honor – and a blast!
Who was Dr. Waldemar Spier?
He was the mastermind behind Fortunas one and only national championship in 1933, the coach of the „Meister-Mannschaft“. But instead of becoming a legend, Waldemar Spier wasn’t even allowed to celebrate the championship with his team.
But not because he did anything wrong.
Dr. Waldemar Spier was a jew.
In 1933, to the infinite and endless shame of all Germans, inhuman monsters came into power in Germany, the Nazis. Dr. Waldemar Spier was later deported to and died in the KZ in Auschwitz. Fortuna Düsseldorf Fans honor his memory with this tournament in his name.
Because we may never forget.
We are all human and it’s up to every single one of us, that history does not repeat itself.
We do not care if we are Muslims, Jews or Christians.
We have the responsibility, no, the duty, that things like that can’t ever happen again.
Members of ياللا ياللا فورتونا (Yalla Yalla Fortuna) are singing together with other refugees from the Near East, telling the story of their flight to Germany like the bards of old.
It is a farewell party, because the group of friends who just found each other, who lived through extreme situations and became really close by shared trauma, will be spread into the wind again.
German authorities are sending them to different ends of the country, too overwhelmed by the shear numbers seeking refuge to care about things like friendship or where the refugees really want to go or stay.
But even though it is a sad occasion which brought us all together – saying good bye to friends who have to leave Dusseldorf against their will – the evening was filled with song and laughter.
It is just the way of these endearing people, who graciously extended their heartfelt hospitality to us and warmly welcomed us in their midst.
Only once in a while you where reminded by little things what ordeals they all went through until they got to Dusseldorf. Like a noise which sounded a bit like a bomb getting them all on high alert for a split second, or the little girl starting to cry when the men are sharing their experiences with each other in song, processing what had happened to them.
A member of ياللا ياللا فورتونا (YallaYallaFortuna) is performing „RAP ARABI – HIP HOP ARABI“ for his friends at the tram station of the Esprit Arena – the home ground of Fortuna Düsseldorf.
The city of Düsseldorf placed the Syrian members of ياللا ياللا فورتونا together with hundreds of other refugees in a hall of the business fair „Messe Düsseldorf“, functioning as a temporary refugee accommodation.
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