Belhamel: The Story of Eddy Hamel

Belhamel: The Story of Eddy Hamel

Eddy Hamel was the greatest American soccer player you’ve never heard of. He was the first American to play in any major European league, and for a while, he was the most popular player at one of Europe’s biggest clubs, Ajax of Amsterdam. He was also a Jew, at a time, and in a place, where his religion was effectively a death sentence. After two decades of brilliant football, first as star player and then as a highly successful coach, beloved by the Jews of Amsterdam, Eddy and his family were swept up in the Nazi’s ‘Final Solution.’ Hamel became one of very few Americans to be sent to Auschwitz. Now, more than a century later, this is his story. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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January 27, 2024 1 min

Our 9-part series begins 2/5/24.




Music Credit: An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)




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Eddy Hamel, the first Jewish player for Ajax, draws immediate attention and fame, but the American-born star is ineligible to play for the Netherlands in the Amsterdam Olympics.




This episode featured Menno Pot.



Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Clean Soul (credit: Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (credit: Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.






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February 12, 2024 20 mins

In the 1930s, Eddy transitions to coaching, achieving success with RKSV Volendam's first-ever championship.




Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Clean Soul (Kevin MacLeod)


Concentration (Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.






Visit the series website: belhamelpodcast.com




Follow us @belhamelpodcast



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February 19, 2024 17 mins

Following his departure from Alcmaria Victrix, Eddy takes on a coaching role with De Kennemers.




Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Clean Soul (Kevin MacLeod)


Concentration (Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.






Visit the series website: belhamelpodcast.com




Follow us @belhamelpodcast



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Eddy commits to coaching HEDW, a club with predominantly Jewish members, in the lead up to World War II.




Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Concentration (Kevin MacLeod)


Clean Soul (Kevin MacLeod)


Devastation and Revenge (Kevin MacLeod)


Satiate Strings (Kevin MacLeod)


Sunset at Glengorm (Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.





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March 4, 2024 18 mins

Under the Reichskommissariat order, Eddy faces arrest during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam.




This episode featured Jurryt van de Vooren.



Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Concentration (Kevin MacLeod)


Clean Soul (Kevin MacLeod)


Devastation and Revenge (Kevin MacLeod)


Satiate Strings (Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.




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March 11, 2024 20 mins

Eddy and his family are imprisoned at Kamp Westerbork for three months, before they are all deported to Auschwitz.




This episode featured Kevin E. Simpson.



Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Clean Soul (Kevin MacLeod)


Lost Frontier (Kevin MacLeod)


Mesmerize (Kevin MacLeod)


Despair and Triumph (Kevin MacLeod)


Dreams Become Real (Kevin MacLeod)


Leaving Home (Kevin MacLeod)


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March 18, 2024 30 mins

Leon Greenman, a British citizen living in Rotterdam, is separated from his wife and child and forced into an uncertain future.




This episode featured Thamar Barnett and Deborah Kalkoene.



Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Immersed (Kevin MacLeod)


Defeated (Jonny Easton)


Mesmerize (Kevin MacLeod)


Despair and Triumph (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.





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Leon faces hunger, beatings, and a fateful separation from his friend, Eddy Hamel.




This episode featured Kevin E. Simpson, Jurryt van de Vooren, and Thamar Barnett.





Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Time Passes (Kevin MacLeod)


On the Passing of Time (Kevin MacLeod)


Sunset at Glengorm (Kevin MacLeod)


Despair and Triumph (Kevin MacLeod)


Long Note Three (Kevin MacLeod)

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Eddy Hamel's life is commemorated in modern-day Amsterdam.




This episode featured Menno Pot, Jurryt van de Vooren, and Deborah Kalkoene.



Music Credits:


An Angel Will Rise (purple-planet.com)


Dreams Become Real (Kevin MacLeod)


Struck a Nerve (Lance Conrad)


Weathered (Marshall Usinger)


Lost Frontier (Kevin MacLeod)


Drone in D (Kevin MacLeod)


Original Music by Paul Chavez.






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