#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1930, Germany was awarded the privilege of hosting the 1936 Olympic Games. However, that gesture to bring Germany back into the world community became problematic when the Nazis took over the nation in 1933, both domestically and internationally. However, a reticent Hitler was persuaded to let the event proceed for his own purposes even as the international sporting world wrestled with the moral choice of attending. What followed from those moral struggles was a tournament originally intended to foster international brotherhood being twisted into a nationalistic celebration of supposed German Aryan superiority that even the legendary athletic triumphs of African-American Olympic great Jesse Owens could not puncture completely.
Plot: Hitler, Nazi propaganda and 1936 Berlin Olympics are put under the microscope to uncover hidden truths and the historical legacy of those games.
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Enjoyable to watch…but I think it missed the big picture in some ways.
“Hitler’s Olympics” is a decent documentary about the 1936 Olympics, though it easily could have been better. Sometimes it just missed the big picture or details that would have made the film better. A few cases in point: Although the film ONLY talks about the 1936 summer Olympics, BOTH the summer and winter sessions were held in Germany in 1936. Why absolutely no mention of the winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (the Bavarian Alps)?? This omission is just sloppy and nonsensical. Second, often the film talks about Nazis and eugenics and the film acted as if this was solely a German issue. While not included in the narrative, early eugenicists were from the United States and Britain…..why no mention of this? Third, while distasteful to admit today, Adolph Hitler was much admired and loved OUTSIDE Germany in 1936. He was Time Magazine’s man of the year in 1938 and was seen by many non-Germans as a great statesman and leader. Of course he was an evil maniac….but the film painted Germany as being completely out of step with the rest of the world…but, sadly, in many ways it wasn’t. Overall, the film has some nice interviews and film footage but it’s not the most scholarly nor complete account of the 1936 Olympic games.
Good doc except for one thing
My only frustration with the documentary is the perpetuation of the myth that Luz Long helped Jesse Owens in the long jump. There is no contemporary evidence of it occurring. Owens did not tell the story until,sometime in the 60s. The author of Hitler’s Games researched this extensively, but the myth will not die.
Original Language en
Runtime 44 min
Genre Documentary, History, Sport
Director Daniel Kontur
Writer Edward Cotterill
Actors Susan D. Bachrach, Eric Brown, Jonathan Kydd, Margaret Lambert
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