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German Coverage of Jesse Owens at Berlin Olympics

A German-language newspaper notes that Tilly Fleischer wins the first gold medal for Nazi Germany at the 1936 Games.

  • Type
    Newspaper
  • Source
    Volkischer Beobachter
  • Date
    August 1936
  • Section
    Front page
  • Copyright
    Restricted

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler viewed the Games as a way to promote his theory of Aryan racial superiority.

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The paper, published under authority of the National Socialist Party, put Jesse Owens’s quarter-final victory in the subheadline.

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