Nazi Olympic Games of 1936 | Great Continental Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo learns how new rail lines were constructed to transport crowds of spectators to the Nazi Olympic Games of 1936, how a planned boycott by the United States and other European nations failed, and how the success of a black American athlete undermined the Nazi ideology of Aryan superiority.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'42''
  • Broadcast year: 2020
Curriculum Connection
  • History | The inter-war years, 1918-1939 | Depression, War and Recovery, 1930-1951 | The coming of war

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Great Continental Railway Journeys
  • Series: Great Continental Railway Journeys
  • Episode: Berlin to Stuttgart