Booktalk: Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936  by David Clay Large

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85254 United States

Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Author will participate via Skype

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world.

The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. Written by acclaimed historian, David Large, the book offers a superb blend of history and sport. 

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