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Presented by: Alex Ober. This presentation takes a look back at the 1936 August Olympics in Berlin. Alex’s talk will be a PowerPoint presentation featuring photographs from the 1936 Olympic Games. The Olympic festival in Berlin was the Nazis’ first big international show, a crucial part of regime’s domestic and international mobilization. It was also the occasion for dazzling athletic feats, including Jesse Owens’s four gold medal performances. Alex will cover the careful planning and staging of the games, the international effort to boycott the games, and the determination of the American Olympic Committee, headed by Avery Brundage, to participate.

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, Marilyn Hanchett’s talk, On Account of Sex, can no longer be given on Tuesday for our November 17th Box Lunch Talk at 12pm. We apologize to everyone that signed up. We hope to have Marilyn back to present her talk in 2021.