OLYMPIC GAMES 1936 Token #1- BERLIN, GERMANY

OLYMPIC GAMES 1936 Token #1- BERLIN, GERMANY

$19.50

DATE: 1936

IMAGE: OLYMPIC BADGE FIVE RINGS

MATERIAL: NICKLE,STEEL, RELIEF

MEASUREMENTS: 1.46″, 37.00 x 2.30 mm

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GERMANY..BERLIN OLYMPICS 1936 – IN A TOWN IN BAVARIA NAMED GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN

For two weeks in August 1936, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi dictatorship camouflaged its racist, militaristic character while hosting the Summer Olympics. Softpedaling its antisemitic agenda and plans for territorial expansion, the regime exploited the Games to bedazzle many foreign spectators and journalists with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany.

n 1931, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 1936 Summer Olympics to Berlin. The choice signaled Germany’s return to the world community after its isolation in the aftermath of defeat in World War I.

Two years later, Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany and quickly turned the nation’s fragile democracy into a one-party dictatorship that persecuted Jews, Roma (Gypsies), all political opponents, and others. The Nazi claim to control all aspects of German life also extended to sports.

German sports imagery of the 1930s served to promote the myth of “Aryan” racial superiority and physical prowess.

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