"There is just one goal for sports: forging the German character." Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda
As soon as the Nazis came to power, they perverted sporting and Olympic values into a tool for building the “new man”. Faster, Higher, Stronger: Germany had to prove its racial superiority in all disciplines, whatever it took. From gymnasts and mountain climbers to pilots and boxers, their success was a matter of national importance to the Nazi regime, and the 1936 Olympics were the apotheosis of their efforts.
Fri, 06 Jan 4.30pm
Uncover the fate of Germany’s elite athletes during the Third Reich and how their success was a top priority for the Nazis during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Fri, 13 Jan 4.30pm
As soon as the Nazis came to power they saw sporting and Olympic values as a tool for building the “new man” as Germany needed to prove its superiority in all disciplines during the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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