His father was heavyweight champion for a time in the 1930s. Although he was only one quarter Jewish, he chose to wear a star of David on his trunks, in support of his brethren in Europe who were being persecuted. He knocked out the German Champion Max Schmeling, and became the sweetheart of the American and European Jewish community. In the height of the depression, stadiums were filled. Max Baer, used his celebrity to help draw attention to what was going on in Germany, before World War II began.
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