Although I could not be considered to be an athlete,by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy walking and going for swims. Ever since I was a kid I was always very interested in the Olympic games. My home nation ,the Netherlands always tends to do well and it does give a sense of pride of this sporting legacy.
Although the Nazi regime actively encouraged sports, in fact Hitler saw all athletes as potential prime soldiers.
Well only ‘arian’ athletes , any others like Jewish or Sinti athletes were not worthy to even eat the same food as his dog Blondi.
Regardless how successful these athletes had been in the past there was no place for them in Germany history, their legacy had to be wiped out.
Gustav Felix Flatow & Alfred Flatow
These 2 cousins both won gold medals in the 1896 Athens olympics.
Gymnast Gustav Flatow won two…
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