MATERIAL: Brass
TYPE: Pin
DIMENSIONS: The head of the brass pin is 3/8 in. wide, the pin is 1.75 in. long.
COMPONENTS: The pin bears the emblem of the club which incorporates the initials of the club's name "VAC" into a Star of David.
ITEM ID: 5017
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Budapest Jewish “Fencing and Athletics Club” Stickpin

DATE
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Pre-war membership stickpin of the “Vívó és Atlétikai Club” (“Fencing and Athletics Club”), the first Hungarian sports club for Jews, founded in 1906.

Over the years, the club added football, swimming, water polo, table tennis, wrestling, basketball and tennis.

The club was banned during World War II, but reformed since then and has been participating in the Maccabi Games every year.