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