MIRACLE MILE, Calif. – Mitchell Kreitenberg flips through pages of the Auschwitz album, where his late father, who was a holocaust survivor, discovered photographs of himself and his entire family.  

"So this is the photograph of the women, my father's mother and sister on page 10," said Kreitenberg.   

Kreitenberg is a docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. He gives tours of the latest exhibit that highlights the stories of players and officials on Germany's soccer club FC Bayern Munich, who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis for being Jewish.

Despite his vast knowledge of the Holocaust, Kreitenberg didn't know this story until recently.

"When I heard about this I was surprised and amazed to learn that this world-famous soccer club had historic Jewish roots and that they wanted to honor those roots in our current time," said Kreitenberg. 

For the first time this exhibit is being shown outside of Europe. It focuses on 10 individuals that were affiliated with the club, and chronicles their lives before, during, and after the Holocaust.

When Hitler came into power in 1933, less than one-percent of the German population was Jewish, but over 10-percent of the FC Bayern Members were German Jews.

"Thinking about how a very small minority could come together and be a part of something much larger than themselves and something that really represented German identity at that time and also today," said Jordanna Gessler.

Included is the remarkable saga of the club's President Kurt Landauer, who was forced to resign his post and sent to a concentration camp. Most of his family was murdered, but after the war he returned home to Munich to rebuild the stadium and the club.

"Human dignity, and what is our identity, and what is home? So I think he really symbolizes a lot of that and it's an important conversation for people to have about how do we rebuild? How do we persevere," said Gessler.

As Kreitenberg continues giving tours he expresses that today the leadership of club is making a strong effort to honor their history.

“To recognize their past and recognize some of their Jewish roots, even to the extent of coming up with an exhibit,” Kreitenberg.

Educating the public that the oppression of the Nazi's reached all aspects of society.