1936 Olympics in Berlin Germany?
Im stuck on this last question and was wondering if anyone can help me out:
What did Danger did Germany poses to Europe around the time of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin?
A link to information about this would be fine to.
- JodyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The Summer Oympics were held in Berlin, the Winter Olympics were help in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The bid to host the Olympics were won on 26April1931 at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona two years before the Nazi's came to power.
By allowing only token participation by other than members of the Aryan race to compete for Germany, Hitler further promoted his ideological belief of racial supremacy. At the same time the party removed signs stating "Jews not wanted" and similar slogans from the city's main tourist attractions.
American sprinters Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman the only two Jews ont he US Olympic team were pulled from the 4 x 100 relay team on the day of the competition, leading to speculation that US Olympic committee leader Avery Brundage did not want to add to the embarrassment of Hitleer by having two Jews win Gold Medals, Gretal Bergmann was excluded from the German tean because she was Jewish. Peru withdrew from the games after Hitler called for a rematch of the quarterfinals to discournt Peru's 4-2 win over Austria. Perus entire Olympic squad left in protest along with Colombia's.
There were Boycotts and debates in America and other naitons prior to and during the Games as to whether the competition should be allowed or discontinued - the lists go on and on. See Wiki below for details.
- 8 years ago
Well, around that time germany was controlled by Hitler, who wanted to prove that the Aryan race was the best...so I guess the danger was that whoever opposedcould die