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

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Germany hosted the Berlin Olympics in the bid was won in Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy, Germany won the most medals during the games.

Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

BERLIN - 1936 : Jesse Owens of the USA in action in the mens at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Owens won a total of four gold medals in the Olympics, winning the mens final, final and the long jump competiton as we

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berline Olympics held in Nazi Germany.

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Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump.

The Hindenburg floating over Berlin's Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics opening ceremony. [1172x1600] - Imgur

The Hindenburg floating over Berlin's Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics opening ceremony. [1172x1600]

Zeppelin Hindenburg overflying Berlin Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Jesse Owens & the Berlin Olympics – In 1951, Owens returned to Berlin & met Long’s surviving son – the ten-year-old Kai-Heinrich

Jesse Owens & the Berlin Olympics – In 1951, Owens returned to Berlin & met Long’s surviving son – the ten-year-old Kai-Heinrich

Jesse Owens & Luz Long...Berlin Olympics in 1936, German gold medal favorite Luz Long offered Jesse Owens some advice after he almost failed to qualify in the long jump.  Owens went on to beat him for the gold.  It resulted in a deep friendship, until Luz was killed in WWII.

Jesse Owens and German track star Luz Long at the 1936 Summer Olympics. After Owens' record-breaking victory, Long shocked both their countries by giving him a sportsmanlike embrace.

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: winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: sprint, sprint, long jump, and meter relay team.

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Trace the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Large

Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Large

The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."

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

50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures In the latest in our Olympic series, we relive the phenomenal performances of the 21 year old athlete Jesse Owens at the Olympic games which were being watched by Hitler in Berlin

Olympic icon Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August 24, 1936. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games, annihilating the racist myth of white superiority in the presence of Adolph Hitler. Mr. Owens stated after his victories, “When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn’t ride in the front of th

Olympic icon Jesse Owens Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games.

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Jessie Owens Won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic meter-long jump and meter relay. Owens set three world records and attended Ohio State University.

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Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.The staff member who submitted the recommendation says "You’ll find yourself wanting to read this enthralling true story of WWII POW Louis Zamperini in a day.

Germany 1936. Berlin Olympics Village Arena Reichssportsfeld Photo RPPC Card

Athletes from around the globe enjoy a brief period of leisure time away from the field at the Olympic Village, which was specially constructed for the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, German Reich.

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