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Berlin Olympics 1936

Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

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Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

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from the Guardian

A history of sports photography – in pictures

Spectators at the Berlin Olympics, Germany in 1936 by Erich Andres

German gymnasts / Berlin Olympics/ 1936 XI Olympic Games, 1–16 August 1936, Berlin. The victorious German gymnasts (five gold medals).

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from the Guardian

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

Track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens's four Olympic gold medals in 1936 undermining Hitler's demonstration of Aryan superiority.

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American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

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from the Guardian

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Forbidden places: abandoned heritage

Haunting, atmospheric images of our abandoned heritage, from the 1936 Berlin Olympic village to Michael Jackson's eerily deserted hometown.

Olympia Festival of Nations - The Story of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games DVD…

“Olympia 1936”. (Hoisting the flags in the Olympic Stadium. The coat of arms of…

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