Announcement Poster for the Berlin Olympics, 1936

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Original title: info Aufruf zum 2. Reichswettbewerb des NSDStB. für nationals. Kulturgestaltung Olympia

Dating: November 1935


The Winter and Summer Olympics 1936. The XI Summer Olympic Games in Berlin were held from August 1st to 16th, 1936, preceded by the IV Winter Olympic Games in 1936, held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany, from February 2nd to 16th, 1936.

21 nations and 668 individuals participated in the Winter Olympics, and 49 nations and 4,066 individuals participated in the Summer Olympics; these mostly European or Western nations sent their best competitors to these Olympic Games in Germany, 1936. Years before, the International Olympic Committee awarded this Summer Olympics to Berlin in 1931, before the rise of National Socialism. The year before, the German promoters convinced the Committee that geographically, Berlin was in the heart of Europe; that, it was accessible from most all points, by air, land and by sea, at many German and other European cities and ports; and especially, revealing the architectural plans on what the facilities would look like, the advanced technological methods to be used, and how it all was to be done -- in the usual German manner of precision.

The award provided an opportunity for Germany's supposed re-admittance into the “world community,” after its Versailles Treaty-enforced isolation in their defeat in the Great War, later labeled World War I. Two years later, Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.

Detractors of National Socialism, and bitter critics of its success in raising up a broken and defeated Germany, up from a disgraceful moral depravity, an economic ash-heap of Germany, to obtaining a complete economic and moral revival, and rightfully gaining the respect of the world, would have the historically-challenged and intellectually depraved peoples to believe, with no actual foundation other than jealousy, that the Olympics in Berlin gave the Nazis the perfect opportunity to show off their accomplishments, and also to prove to the world the reality of the supposed “master race.”

The success of the National Socialists can be seen in how, contrary to many other similar “projects” in other countries, the Olympic stadium, designed to hold 100,000 or more spectators, was completed on-time. And another 150 new Olympic-related buildings were also completed on-time for this Olympic event. This could not have been accomplished a mere ten years previous, when the Jews held such a choke-hold upon all the economics and labor of Germany; and yet under the providence of the National Socialists, their co-ordinated programs proved how “one people,” with “one leader,” from “one nation,” can accomplish nearly Hercularian deeds, efficiently and in record time.

Who could even wonder what an Olympic Games in Berlin would mean, if the Jewish Bolsheviks had overcome the National Socialists and obtained power in Germany. Easily, either the International Olympic Committee could see a favorable future in the rise of National Socialism, or they expected the adversities (or its unique, albiet twisted, advantages) of the Jewish Communist past to prevail into that next decade unopposed and triumphant.

The XI Summer Olympic Games in Berlin were held from August 1st to 16th, 1936, which were preceded by the IV Winter Olympic Games in 1936, held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, from February 2nd to 16th, 1936. As seen in the Reifenstahl motion picture, "Olympica," the large display, visible from every point in the Stadium, presented the winners, nation and run-times, each plate turning inside for changing the details.

(The reader may find it laughable that there was about this same time a "Peoples' Olympiad," held in Barcelona, Spain (the city Berlin defeated in the site competition), from July 19th to 26th, 1936. It was only one of a few other "alternate games," as if a protest, with many labor unions, as well as communist and socialist parties from around the world, giving it financial support, competitive participation, and attendance; the much touted perfect communist country, the Soviet Union, sent no one; but then, the Soviets boycotted all the previous Olympic Games, as well. For those who did attend, being communists and socialists and usually overwhelmingly Jewish in nature, it is difficult to comprehend how such a clever people, decidedly against any form or type of actual physical labor, would want to devote themselves to the infinitely more strenuous activities of sports, as a real Olympic Games would require. And besides, as a Game, nobody remembers it).