Today’s talents are tomorrow’s role models and opinion makers – just like Walther Bensemann was a role model and opinion maker in European football.
The International Walther Bensemann Memorial Tournament combines top sport and social responsibility in the spirit of its namesake.
The aim of the educational program is to learn from history and to translate the approaches of Walther Bensemann, a pioneer of football and European unification, into the present day. The life and vision of Bensemann is conveyed to the young players in order to strengthen them as ambassadors for democracy and against discrimination.
The Bensemann campus is shaped by several Holocaust survivors who share their stories and leave a lasting impression on young people. The program includes a total of 19 workshops on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Three evening events frame the workshops:
A short event in the Youth Hostel Nuremberg to get to know each other, introduction of the person Walther Bensemann and description of the next days.
A traditional Jewish Kabbalat Shabbat with songs and dinner at the 1. FC Nuremberg club grounds .
A classic evening event in the Old Town Hall with top-class guests on the stage and a focus on the experiences of the young participants in the last few days.