Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

Would we? YOU BETCHA!!

Pic by Deadro, found in fantasygoat.

The 1936 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad) were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Although the bid was won before the Nazi Party gained power in Germany, some leaders in the government saw the Olympics as an opportunity to promote their Nazi ideology. Hitler was convinced by Joseph Goebbels to allow the games to take place in Germany.

Hitler used the Olympics as a tool for propaganda. Film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, a favorite of Hitler, was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to film the Games. The film, titled Olympia, originated many of the techniques now commonplace to the filming of sports. By allowing only members of the "Aryan race" to compete for Germany, Hitler further promoted his ideological belief of racial supremacy.
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