for The Nazi Olympics by Susan D. Bachrach
From Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Bachrach explores the uses of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin by the Nazi regime for the purposes of propaganda. Her absorbing narrative is illustrated with archival photographs, reproductions of posters and newspaper articles, maps, and boxed information about athletes and others significant in this particular realm of sports history. Ethical dilemmas confronting specific athletes are explored, as is the fact that varying amounts of reliable information were available to one and all during those complex times. Based on an exhibit mounted in 1996 at the United States Holocaust Museum on which the author worked as an historian. (Ages 11-16)
CCBC Choices 2001. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001. Used with permission.
From the Publisher
Here is the story of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin during which the German Nazi Party attempted to turn the Games into a propaganda vehicle for its own political agenda. This fascinating book, based on an exhibit mounted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, tells the story of those infamous Olympics. Profiled are the organizers, the politicians, and, most important, the athletes: those who boycotted the games, those who were banned from participating, and those who competed. All these riveting tales are vividly recounted by Susan Bachrach, author of Tell Them We Remember. Using intriguing sidebars and evocative photographs, she brings this iconic event to life in a book that not only will be read avidly this summer as the 2000 Olympic Games take place, but also for years to come.
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