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The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens


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Most people associate the 1936 Berlin Olympics with African-American sprinter Jesse Owens. Yet the games were successful in terms of Nazi propaganda: More nations than ever participated, and the Olympic torch was used for the first time.

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Topics in this Podcast: World War II, wwii, black history, 20th century, German history, European history, Olympic Games, American history, nazis, U.S. history


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