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Hitler's Victory at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Uploaded by NIMSCOTLAND on May 27, 2001

Adolf Hitler, the leader of Greater Germany, August 1, 1936, opened the 1936 World 11th Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler was a perfect host; he welcomed the world’s athletes to the Berlin Olympic Stadium, which was designed to seat an audience of 110,000.

During the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, Hitler applauded both German and American athletes, as well as winning athletes from all other nations.

Even though a perfect host at the 1936 Summer Olympics, Adolf Hitler was still the leader of Greater Germany. Yes, one could be a great host, and still support the home team, as other world leaders were demonstrating at that time. Each world leader, at that time, wanted their nation’s team to win at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Adolf Hitler felt the same towards the German team.

Hitler wanted to demonstrate two concepts at the 1936 Summer Olympics:
1. An all White Nordic Christian Olympic Team could come in first place.
2. Working Class Participants could raise their status in the world through their own efforts.

Participants in all situations, could be judged on their individual actions, not on the economic status of their parents or ancestors alone. The German 1936 Summer Olympic Team did not let Hitler down. The German team, consisting completely of White Nordic Christian members, came in first place during the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany.

Among the working class German athletes to win a Gold Medal during the 1936 Summer Olympics, Karl Hein, a carpenter, won a Gold Medal for the Olympic event called: THE HAMMER THROW. Karl Hein broke a world record, which was held for 24 years.

During the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Berlin, the German team won 33 Gold Medals, and 89 Medals in total Olympic categories.

Adolf Hitler was very proud of the German 1936 Summer Olympic Team. Hitler was able to prove that an all White Nordic Christian Olympic Team could come in first place, and an individual could raise one’s status in life through individual efforts, in spite of coming from a humble working class background.

The American team came in second place at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games.

Hitler was very impressed by all American athletes at the 1936 Summer Olympics and applauded them. The Olympic Team from France, impressed by their host, Adolf Hitler, gave the Nazi solute as they entered the Berlin Olympic...

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Uploaded by:   NIMSCOTLAND

Date:   05/27/2001

Category:   Nazi Germany

Length:   3 pages (718 words)

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