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

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 Porzellan PORCELAIN -WALLENDORF FIGURINE VOLLEYBALL BERLIN OLYMPICS 1936

GERMANY Porzellan PORCELAIN -WALLENDORF FIGURINE VOLLEYBALL BERLIN OLYMPICS 1936

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

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

1936 Berlin Olympics Photographs - Sammelwerk Nr. 14, Bild Nr. 197, Gruppe 59, Olympic Stadium.

1936 Berlin Olympics Photographs - Sammelwerk Nr. 14, Bild Nr. 197, Gruppe 59, Olympic Stadium.

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

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

The 1936 Olympics, Jesse Owens competes in the broad jump. (photo location: copyright: Central Press Photos, Ltd.

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R82532, Berlin, Olympia-Stadion (Luftaufnahme) - Olympiastadion (Berlin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R82532, Berlin, Olympia-Stadion (Luftaufnahme) - Olympiastadion (Berlin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories

Jesse Owens was the most successful athlete in the 1936 Olympics. At a time when the Nazi authorities in Berlin were propagating Aryan supremacy, Jesse Owens’ superb performance was looked upon as a fitting answer to Adolf Hitler. This image, put into context, speaks volumes of Owens’ timely victories

1936 Nazi Olympic rings were given to individuals who helped make the Berlin games successful.

1936 Nazi Olympic rings were given to individuals who helped make the Berlin games successful.

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