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German team unveils plaque for Holocaust victims

Updated: January 30, 2013, 2:57 PM ET
Associated Press

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- German soccer team Schalke has unveiled a plaque outside its stadium with a ceremony to commemorate nine Jewish members and supporters who perished in the Holocaust.

Israeli singer Yael Izkovich opened the ceremony Wednesday, 80 years to the day after Adolf Hitler assumed power in Germany.

In front of about 200 guests, Schalke financial director Peter Peters said "it is our obligation to keep the memories alive. Schalke did not protect its Jewish members, ...

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