The Games Do Count - Henry Kissinger Summary & Analysis

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Henry Kissinger Summary and Analysis

Henry Kissinger began playing soccer when he was six in the German town where he was born. Although not a good player, Henry took the game very seriously. When Jews were segregated in 1933, Jewish teams were only allowed to play each other. Henry's family immigrated in 1938, managing to avoid the worst of the Jewish extermination that took place in Germany under Hitler's rule. Sports helped distract Henry from the terrible political climate. When he played soccer, Henry would employ a strategy similar to the Italians in which he would put a large number of defenders around the goal. Through this strategy and the simple act of playing soccer, Henry learned how to play as part of a team and about camaraderie.

Henry Kissinger's story is one of survival. Henry was a soccer player in order to be a part...

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