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1936 The Reichs Sports Field in Berlin, Olympic Games
Lot 1629
The Reichs Sports Field in Berlin.
The Show Place of the 11"' Olympiade, 1-16 August 1936
1. Reichssport-Fiihrung (Reichs Sports Guided Tours)
2. Reichsakademie f. Leibesiibungen (Reichs Academy for Gymnastics)
3. Ost - Tor (East Gate)
4. Olympia-Stadion (Olympic Stadium)
5. Schwimmstadion (Swimming Stadium)
6. Dietrich-Eckart-Freilicht-biihne (Dietrich-Eckart-Freilicht Stage)
7. Olympia - Glockenturm (Olympic Bell Tower)
8. West - Tor (West Gate)
9. Siid - Tor (South Gate)
10. Deutschlandhalle (Germany Hall)
11. Avusbahn (Avus Highway)
12. Funkturm (Radio Mast)
Scott No. B75 on photo post card with the commemorative Berlin Olympic Stadium cancellation. Postally used and mailed 16 August 1936.
“The Olympic games held in Berlin in August 1936 afforded the Nazis a golden opportunity to impress the world with the achievements of the Third Reich, and they made the most of it. The signs ‘Juden unerwuenscht’ (Jews Not Welcome) were quietly hauled down from the shops, hotels, beer gardens and places of public entertainment, the persecution of the Jews and of the two Christian churches temporarily halted, and the country put on its best behavior.”
William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
Type: Postal History, Postcard
Condition: Used
Period: 1920-1939
Topic: Sports, Olympic Games
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