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The Nazi Olympics : Berlin 1936

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The Nazi Olympics : Berlin 1936
Call No: J 796.4809 B12n

Call NumberJ 796.4809 B12n
Dates[2000]; ©2000
Statement of ResponsibilitySusan D. Bachrach.
Creators & ContributorsBachrach, Susan D. (author)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (contributor)
SummaryRecounts the story of the Olympics held in Berlin in 1936, and how the Nazis attempted to turn the games into a propaganda tool for their cause.
Contents1. 1933–1936: Nazi Germany
  • Hitler comes to power
  • Police state
  • Nazi racism and antisemitism
2. The Nazification of German sport
  • Nazi sport
  • The Nazi takeover of the Olympics
  • The Persecution of Jewish athletes 
3. The Boycott debate
  • Should the games go on?
  • Support for a boycott
  • African American voices
  • American Jewish voices
  • World voices
4. The Nazi Olympics
  • A Perfect arena for the Nazi propaganda machine
  • The winter games: Rehearsal for Berlin
  • The remilitarization of the Rhineland
  • Nazi propaganda and the summer Olympics
  • Berlin: Facade of hospitality
  • The opening of the games
  • African American successes
  • Jewish athletes and the games
Aftermath
The war and the Holocaust
Physical Description 128 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBoston : Little, Brown and Company
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (page 124) and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Grades 7 and up
RecognitionPurchased thanks to a gift made on the occasion of Stan Taviss becoming a Life Fellow of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre