This is a 31 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the Pre & Post & Post World Eras - The 1936 Berlin Olympics. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
For 2 weeks in August 1936, Adolf Hitler's Nazi dictatorship camouflaged its racist, militaristic character while hosting the Summer Olympics. Soft-pedaling its anti-Semitic agenda and plans for territorial expansion, the regime exploited the Games to dazzle many foreign spectators and journalists with an image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany.
Having rejected a proposed boycott of the 1936 Olympics, the United States and other western democracies missed the opportunity to take a stand that might have given Hitler pause and bolstered international resistance to Nazi tyranny.With the conclusion of the Games, Germany's expansionist policies and the persecution of Jews and other “enemies of the state” accelerated, culminating in World War II and the Holocaust.
Germany emerged victorious from the XIth Olympiad. Its athletes captured the most medals overall, and German hospitality and organization won the praises of visitors. Most newspaper accounts echoed The New York Times report that the Games put Germans “back in the fold of nations,” and even made them “more human again.” Some even found reason to hope that this peaceable interlude would endure.
Only a few reporters, regarded the Berlin glitter as merely hiding a racist, militaristic regime.
Hitler pressed on with grandiose plans for German expansion. These included taking over the Olympics forever. In conversation with Albert Speer, Hitler declared, “In 1940 the Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo. But thereafter they will take place in Germany for all time to come, in this stadium.”
The presentation covers the following:
Germany: 1933 to 1936
Sport as Control
Exclusion of Jews
Opposition to Attending
Blacks & Hypocrisy
IOC & Dissent
Boycotts & Counter-Olympics
US Decides to Go
Largest Olympics to Date
Winter Olympic Games
Gypsy “Clean Up”
The Games Begin
US Black Athletes Excel
Nazi’s Shun Blacks
Jews Not Welcome
End of Presentation
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