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Berlin 1936

by Oliver Hilmes | 22 February 2018
Category: European History
Synopsis
A captivating account of the Nazi Olympics - told through the voices and stories of those who were there. Berlin 1936 takes us through the sixteen days in August when the Olympic Games were staged in the German capital. With a chapter dedicated to each day, this lively chronicle describes the events through the eyes of a select cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, writers and socialites, nightclub owners and jazz musicians. While the events in the Olympic Stadium provide the focus and much of the drama - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler - Oliver Hilmes also takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners: the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo's knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. By the summer of 1936 Hitler had been in power for more than three and a half years and the Games gave the Nazis a unique propaganda opportunity. During the events the dictatorship was in many ways put on hold and this fascinating chronicle offers us a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920 and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy.
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Synopsis
A captivating account of the Nazi Olympics - told through the voices and stories of those who were there. Berlin 1936 takes us through the sixteen days in August when the Olympic Games were staged in the German capital. With a chapter dedicated to each day, this lively chronicle describes the events through the eyes of a select cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, writers and socialites, nightclub owners and jazz musicians. While the events in the Olympic Stadium provide the focus and much of the drama - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler - Oliver Hilmes also takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners: the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo's knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. By the summer of 1936 Hitler had been in power for more than three and a half years and the Games gave the Nazis a unique propaganda opportunity. During the events the dictatorship was in many ways put on hold and this fascinating chronicle offers us a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920 and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy.
€18.20
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Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781847924346
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 22/02/2018
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, European History
No. of Pages - 288
Weight - 0
Edition - Export ed
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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