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Berlin Olympics 1936

Film | Accession Number: 2004.453.2 | RG Number: RG-60.3928 | Film ID: 2738

A clip from Leni Riefenstahl's film "Fest der Schönheit." "Fest der Schönheit" [Festival of Beauty] was the subtitle of part two of Riefenstahl's film "Olympia" about the 1936 Berlin Olympics. An on-screen title which precedes this footage of the women's gymnastics competition indicates that this clip was distributed by a company called Degeto. The footage shows women from different nations competing on the pommel horse (in slow-motion), the balance beam and the parallel bars. Many of the shots are from below and in close-up. There are also shots of the German team carrying the Nazi flag down a grassy hill, and the stadium full of spectators.

Genre
Propaganda
Duration
00:02:24
Event Date
1936
Locale
Berlin, Germany
Language
Mute
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of International Olympic Committee
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