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Book Description

Berlin, 1936. Very good grey card covers. Covers showing crease fold. Contents fine. 9 pages. 2 plans one folding. Very scarce.
Dealer Notes
Published by the Olympic Organising Committee with instructions to follow a set procedure for the opening ceremony attended by Adolf Hitler. Includes plan formation for competing nations and additional plan of the Olympic Stadium.

Nazi Germany used the 1936 Olympic Games for propaganda purposes. The Nazis promoted an image of a new, strong, and united Germany while masking the regime’s targeting of Jews and Roma (Gypsies) as well as Germany’s growing militarism.

On August 1, 1936, Hitler opened the XIth Olympiad. Musical fanfares directed by the famous composer Richard Strauss announced the dictator's arrival to the largely German crowd. Hundreds of athletes in opening day regalia marched into the stadium, team by team in alphabetical order. Inaugurating a new Olympic ritual, a lone runner arrived bearing a torch carried by relay from the site of the ancient Games in Olympia, Greece.
Author Organisations Komitee Fur Die XL Olympiade Berlin 1936
Date 1936
Binding Card covers
Publisher Berlin, 1936
Condition Very good

Price: £350.00

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