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The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
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Jewish Athletes — Endre Kabos
Endre Kabos won the gold medal for Hungary in the individual and team saber events. Kabos was one of six Jewish medalists on the large Hungarian team.
Endre Kabos won the gold medal for Hungary in the individual and team saber events. Kabos was one of six Jewish medalists on the large Hungarian team.
—USHMM #21712/Courtesy of Dr. George Eisen
Thirteen Jews or persons of Jewish descent won medals in the Nazi Olympics, including six Hungarians. Many Hungarian Jews shared their fellow citizens' passion for sport and viewed participation as a means of assimilation. In the 1930s, however, the antisemitism of the fascist, pro-Nazi Hungarian government pervaded some fields of sport. Fencing officials openly disdained Jews, even champion fencers like Kabos. August 13, 1936.

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