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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.


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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Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berline Olympics held in Nazi Germany.

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Hard to believe Germany hosted the Berlin Olympics in 1936, but the bid was won in 1931; Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy


Germany. The Hindenburg floating over Berlin’s Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics opening ceremony.


Jesse Owens........winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: 100m sprint, 200m sprint, long jump, and 4x100 meter relay team.

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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."


Germany. Olympic Games Berlin, 1936 // by Ludwig Hohlwein #poster #art


Forbidden places: abandoned heritage

1936 Berlin Olympic Village - Outside of Berlin, buildings and facilities used by athletes attending the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics lie unkempt and empty