1936. Die Olympischen Spiele und der Nationalsozialismus. Eine Dokumentation
1936. The Olympic Games and National Socialism.
A Documentation
hg. v./ed. by Reinhard Rürup, Berlin (Argon-Verlag) 1996, 2. verbesserte Auflage 1999, 238 S., ISBN 3-9897205-0-0
5,-- €

The present edition deals with the Olympic Games in 1936, focusing on the relationship between sports and policy, between Olympic movement and National Socialism. Through their unmatched expertise, the authors succeed in exposing most common conceptions as misunderstandings or intended legends.

The analysis is based on comprehensive, mostly unnoticed material from 150 archives and collections in 15 countries. With about 200 photographs and numerous documents, the volume conveys a high degree of both clarity and authenticity.

The bilingual book offers a broad overview which centers on the Olympic Games in 1936, but at the same time examines the general political conditions leading up to and following the games.