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1936 Olympics in Berlin

StoryJuly 23, 1996
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Marc Fisher

Former Berlin Bureau Chief of the Washington Post, author of After the Wall: Germany, Germans and the Burden of History

Margaret (Greta) Lambert

Jewish Track and Field Champion denied a place on the German team

John Woodruff

Gold medalist

Marty Glickman

American Jewish athlete removed by coaches at the last minute

The U.S. Holocaust Museum has just opened an exhibit about the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, when Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler used the international sporting event to aggrandize his racist regime, with the full cooperation of Olympic officials from the U.S. Last week, a group of athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympics spoke at the museum. Their stories have become legend to some, but are mostly unknown to younger generations.

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