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A “Ballfahrtsort”. Interview with the Director of the German Football Museum

Ein "Ballfahrtsort". Interview mit dem Direktor des Deutschen Fussballmuseums

For more than a year now, there is a national football museum in Germany, a “Ballfahrtsort”. This new institution of German Public History combines many things that could be considered to be symptomatic for our current times…

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