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.

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.

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.

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.

Hard to believe Germany hosted the Berlin Olympics in 1936, but the bid was won in 1931; Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy

Hard to believe Germany hosted the Berlin Olympics in 1936, but the bid was won in 1931; Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy

The 1936 Olympic Bell, Berlin, Germany, Aug 1936, photo 2 of 2

[Photo] The 1936 Olympic Bell, Berlin, Germany, Aug 1936, photo 2 of 2

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

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")

'The Boys in the Boat'  The UW crew team (far shell) winning the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

'The Boys in the Boat' The UW crew team (far shell) winning the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics. THIS BEST part of this is he won them in Germany when Hitler was in charge. :-)

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