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Pre-war Germany. Berlin decorated for the Olympic games, 1936. Hitler was in power by now, and he wanted Germany to look its best: he even went so far as to take down anti-semitic signs and rid the streets of the homeless for the time they hosted the Games.

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Nazi Olympics | Owens defies Hitler - Berlin 1936 - Most memorable Olympic moments ...

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American athlete Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals under Hitler's nose, disproving the dictator's nonsensical obsession with 'Aryan' superiority.

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

Track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens's four Olympic gold medals in 1936 undermining Hitler's demonstration of Aryan superiority.

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Jesse Owens 4 golds in Berlin – in pictures

In the latest in our Olympic series, we relive the phenomenal performances of the 21 year old athlete Jesse Owens at the Olympic games which were being watched by Hitler in Berlin

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Guinness adverts showed they planned to sell beer in Nazi Germany in 1936

Guinness planned to advertise in Nazi Germany during the 1936 Olympics ("It's time for a Guiness")

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Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany. So much for Hitler's superior race....

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In 1936, Hitler hosted the Olympics in Berlin, intending for them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. American Jesse Owens shattered that goal when he won four gold medals in track & field.

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The single greatest moment in 20th century sports--Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics-in just a few seconds revealing to the world the evil myth of Nazi "supremacy"

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