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On Tuesday, January 18, German soccer giants Borussia Dortmund take the field against FC St. Pauli, a second division soccer team from Hamburg (in the US you can watch it on ESPN+). So who is FC St. Pauli? Why do they use the jolly roger as a logo, blast heavy metal and punk rock, and fly communist and anarchist flags?
In anticipation of this big game, join me and Fabian Fritz, the director of education at the FC St. Pauli museum, to learn the history of the club, its takeover by the Nazis during Hitler's regime, its left-wing turn in the 1980s, and its connection to punk, anarchist, communist, anti-fascist, and squatter communities. To learn more about the history of the club, check out the the online exhibits of the museum: https://www.fcstpauli-museum.de/