ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
ROBERT ATLASZ

Sport:Official/Administrator
Inducted:
1996
Country: Germany and Israel
Born: 1898, in Germany
Died: 1990

Dr. Atlasz was a leader of the German Maccabi movement during the rise of Nazism in the mid-1930s and deputy chairman of Berlin’s Bar Kochba organization. He became director of Maccabi Germany in 1933 and led the German delegation to the 1935 Maccabiah Games.

Two years later, Atlasz settled in Palestine, serving the Maccabi World Union as its chairman of Track and Field from 1937 to 1952 and sports director from 1939 to 1965.

Dr. Atlasz, a dentist, was in charge of sports for the World Maccabiah Games of 1950, 1953, 1957, and 1961. He had been a member of the Israel Olympic Committee from 1959 until his passing and represented Israel at numerous international forums.
 
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