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The Daily Bee (April 2nd, 2019): BVB pledge support for Yad Vashem Memorial

Dortmund to contribute one million Euro

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorated At Yad Vashem Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
  • BVB injury crisis?

Pulisic, Philipp and Hakimi will definitely miss Saturday’s match against Bayern Munich and it looks like Piszczek and Diallo won’t be ready either. If that weren’t bad enough, Akanji, Weigl and Alcacer also did not participate in team practice today without any explanation why they were absent. As of right now we can only speculate that all three are not actually injured and this was just a precautionary measure, at least for Akanji this seems to be true, the centerback was seen doing laps later on.

Borussia Dortmund have pledged one million Euro to help with the extension of the Yad Vashem Memorial in Israel. The Memorial contains the worlds biggest accumulation of Holocaust-objects. Hans-Joachim Watzke’s statement on BVB’s participation:

“Remembering, documenting, researching and teaching are the pillars on which Yad Vashem rests. Strengthening it is our honor and commitment. Future generations should know what suffering people can do to other people. We are committed to international understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence “

At this point this should not be a surprise to anyone but just in case there were people out there who doubted it, they now got the confirmation from Hans-Joachim Watzke, Marco Reus will stay in Dortmund for the rest of his career

“This is neither a wish nor a dream, but it will happen” [...] “He’s a captain - with his team - Borussia Dortmund is more than just an employer to him - he’s a Dortmund boy - you can feel it’s his club”

Reus’ current contract ends in 2023 when he turns 33, there is still the possibility that Reus would play a couple more years in the MLS or China for example but Watzke does not believe that will happen.

In addition Watzke confirmed that Reus would stay with the club in another capacity after his playing career if he wishes to do so.