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Great Things Can Emerge from Terrible Tragedies


Jewish medical doctor, Ludvig Guttmann, fled from Germany to the UK in 1939. During and after World War II he worked with the rehabilitation of veterans in Stoke Mandeville.

He got the brilliant idea of using sport as a means of rehabilitation. He started up sports events for spinal cord injured in Stoke Mandeville – and in 1949 he predicted the establishing of Paralympic games!

Watch this short film about this great man.

The founder of the Paralympics

This is the often forgotten story of the founder of the Paralympic Games – a Jewish doctor who fled the Nazis.

Gepostet von Channel 4 News am Dienstag, 6. September 2016