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Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany - eGreenews
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Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany

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This photograph shows Jesse Owens representing the United States in gold-medal position on top of the podium at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals during the games in track and field. His performance was widely considered a blow to the Nazi belief in Aryan supremacy.

This image comes from a series of photographs taken by Germany during the Berlin Olympics that were seized following World War II.

This primary source comes from the National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized.

Full Citation: Photograph 242-HD-171a-1; Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany; 8/1936; Summer Olympic Games, Berlin, 8/1936 – 8/1936; National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, Record Group 242; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://docsteach.org/documents/document/owens-podium-olympics, October 5, 2022]

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