The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
August Wilson Center For African American Culture
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10/15/2012 through 2/15/2013
This stirring exhibition, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explores the courage and triumph of athletes who boycotted, participated in or were barred from the Games.
The 1936 Summer Olympics was an international multi-sport event that was held in Berlin, Germany. Dictator Adolph Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy. A key moment was when African-American athlete Jesse Owens (1913-1918) upended these ideals by winning four gold medals.
Presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Center Of The Jewish Federation Of Greater Pittsburgh. For more information, call (412) 258-2700.
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