To the Berlin Games the Olympic Movement in Germany from 1896-1936

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This thesis examines Imperial, Weimar, and Nazi Germany's attempt to use the Berlin Olympic Games to bring its citizens together in national consciousness and simultaneously enhance Germany's position in the international community. The sources include official documents issued by both the German and American Olympic Committees as well as newspaper reports of the Olympic proceedings. This eight chapter thesis discusses chronologically the beginnings of the Olympic movement in Imperial Germany, its growth during the Weimar and Nazi periods, and its culmination in the 1936 Berlin Games. Each German government built and improved upon the previous government's Olympic experiences with the ... continued below

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iv, 237 leaves: ill., maps

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Durick, William Gerard May 1984.

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This thesis examines Imperial, Weimar, and Nazi Germany's attempt to use the Berlin Olympic Games to bring its citizens together in national consciousness and simultaneously enhance Germany's position in the international community. The sources include official documents issued by both the German and American Olympic Committees as well as newspaper reports of the Olympic proceedings. This eight chapter thesis discusses chronologically the beginnings of the Olympic movement in Imperial Germany, its growth during the Weimar and Nazi periods, and its culmination in the 1936 Berlin Games. Each German government built and improved upon the previous government's Olympic experiences with the National Socialist regime of Adolf Hitler reaping the benefits of forty years of German Olympic participation and preparation.

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iv, 237 leaves: ill., maps

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  • May 1984

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  • 1896 - 1936

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Durick, William Gerard. To the Berlin Games the Olympic Movement in Germany from 1896-1936, thesis, May 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503893/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .