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The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
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Sports as Military Training
Older members of the Hitler Youth practice throwing hand grenades (“potato mashers”) during a sports festival. June 1936.
Older members of the Hitler Youth practice throwing hand grenades (“potato mashers”) during a sports festival. June 1936.
—USHMM #21765/Ullstein Bilderienst
German soldiers dive in full field equipment in a pre-game show at Olympic swimming trials at Halberstadt. July 27, 1936.
German soldiers dive in full field equipment in a pre-game show at Olympic swimming trials at Halberstadt. July 27, 1936.
—USHMM #21765/UPI/Bettmann/CORBIS

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