Would you let issues of ethics impact your participation in sports?
During the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Hitler exploited the Games to promote Nazi ideals of racial supremacy on a world stage. Nazi Olympics features athletes who were barred because of their ethnic heritage, or who, like Jesse Owens, competed and won, challenging Hitler’s “master race” dogma.
Olympian Jesse Owens’ daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin; Olympian Ralph H. Metcalfe’s son, Ralph H. Metcalfe, Jr.; and exhibition Curator Susan Bachrach, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, participate in a moderated discussion.
This event is a Nazi Olympics exhibition-related program.