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Helene Mayer fencing for Germany at Olympic games

Film | Accession Number: 2004.740.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4039 | Film ID: 2706

Half-Jewish athlete Helene Mayer fencing for Germany. Mayer was the only Jewish athlete who represented Germany, and she was allowed to do so only under the pressure of international opinion. She won a silver medal in the individual foil event and gave the Nazi salute from the podium. After the Olympics she returned to the United States, where she had been living. Schacherer-Elek, who won gold, and Preiss, who won bronze, were also part Jewish. Mayer is the tall blond fencer.

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:00:58
Event Date
1936 August
Locale
Berlin, Germany
Language
German
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:45:11
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