United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
Languages: English 简体中文 Español عربي Home Site Menu
Counter Olympics
Both the Prague Games in Czechoslovakia and the proposed Olympiad in Barcelona, Spain, carried on a tradition of sports festivals staged by working-class groups allied to political parties.

Articles and illustrations from the Prague Games, Czechoslovakia.
Articles and illustrations from the Prague Games, Czechoslovakia.
—Bibliothek der Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
The program is for the “People's Olympiad” in Barcelona, canceled when fighting broke out in Spain. The Spanish Republican forces were opposed by the army of Francisco Franco, who later received active military support from Germany and its Axis ally, Italy.
The program is for the “People's Olympiad” in Barcelona, canceled when fighting broke out in Spain. The Spanish Republican forces were opposed by the army of Francisco Franco, who later received active military support from Germany and its Axis ally, Italy.
—USHMM #14924/University of Illinois Archives, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

The Museum’s exhibitions are supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.

Thank you for visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website.
Please take 3 minutes to answer a few short questions about your experience using the website today.

TAKE SURVEY
(Survey opens in new window)