More Than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics


Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateOctober 15 2009 – June 18 2010
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionThe 1936 Olympics were held in Nazi Germany at a critical juncture between the building of the racial state and the Holocaust. The world faced a decision about whether to participate in these controversial Games. Canadian athletes, particularly young Jewish athletes, were caught in a dilemma. Should they follow their dreams to the world’s greatest athletic competition or should they boycott the 1936 Olympics?