United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
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Jewish Athletes — Olympic Medalists
Samuel Balter, USA Basketball, gold
György Bródy , Hungary Water Polo, gold
Miklos Sarkany, Hungary Water Polo, gold
Karoly Karpati, Hungary Freestyle Wrestling, gold
Endre Kabos, Hungary Individual Saber, gold
Team Saber, gold
Irving Maretzky, Canada Basketball, silver
Gerard Blitz, Belgium Water Polo, bronze
Robert Fein, Austria Weightlifting, gold
Helene Mayer, Germany Individual Foil, silver


Austrian Robert Fein, who was of Jewish descent, won the gold medal in weightlifting (lightweight class). August 2, 1936.
Austrian Robert Fein, who was of Jewish descent, won the gold medal in weightlifting (lightweight class). August 2, 1936.
—USHMM #21715/Österreichisches Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Bildarchiv, Vienna, Austria
Hungarian Jew György Bródy (far right) was a member of the water polo team that won the gold medal.
Hungarian Jew György Bródy (far right) was a member of the water polo team that won the gold medal.
—USHMM #21684/Cigaretten-Bilderdienst GmbH, Die Olympische Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, 1936)
Herman Goldberg was a catcher for the United States Olympic baseball team in the exhibition event. After the Olympics, he briefly played in the minor leagues.
Herman Goldberg was a catcher for the United States Olympic baseball team in the exhibition event. After the Olympics, he briefly played in the minor leagues.
—USHMM #21714/Courtesy of Herman Goldberg

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