The Nazi Games - Berlin 1936

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This film chronicles the story of how the Nazis and the IOC turned, to their mutual benefit, a small sports event into the modern Olympics. The grand themes and controversial issues from the 1936 Games have continued to this day: monumentality, budget overruns, collusion with authoritarian regimes, corruption, and even bribery.

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About the Show

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and research, "The Nazi Games" reveals how the Olympic Games were shaped by the collaboration of interests between Hitler and ambitious Olympic gentlemen. After initial distrust, both the IOC and the Nazis found common ground in turning the 1936 Games into the biggest Olympic Games show the world had ever seen.

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