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Berlin Games: How the Nazis Stole the…

Berlin Games: How the Nazis Stole the Olympic Dream

by Guy Walters

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Intriguing history of the Nazi Olympics. It is interesting (to me anyway) that the
Olympics and the people involved with them were as corrupt and venal in 1936
as they are today. It was fascinating to learn that the much lauded Olympic
Flame and the ceremonies associated with it were in fact the brainchild of
Hitler and his fellow genocides. The Olympics is a seriously flawed institution
and this book, even though concerned with a 70 year old event makes this plain. ( )
  captbirdseye | Feb 15, 2014 |
Fascinating history of the 1936 Olympics staged in Berlin. Guy Walters outlines how the Nazis came to host the Games, the people who helped them, and the ways they used the Olympics to further the cause of National Socialism. Intriguing, comprehensive and sad. ( )
1 vote boleyn | Feb 10, 2009 |
Good fundaes. Fast read. Too biased. No shades of grey. Author's already decided the heroes and the villians and ensures that you think the same as well. Could have had more photogrpahs. ( )
  pastmaster | Aug 28, 2007 |
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A comprehensive history of the 1936 Berlin Olympics offers a look at the Nazi machine that attempted to use the games as a demonstration of Aryan superiority, while hiding its anti-Semitic and militaristic agenda.

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