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.
The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."
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Death of Jesse Owens, Gold Medalits March 31, 1980 Death of Jesse Owens (66), who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, 1936, in Tuscon, Arizona. See more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Owens