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Running shoes worn by a German Jewish runner in pre-Olympic training

Object | Accession Number: 1998.121.2 a-b

Running shoes worn by Gerhard Neubeck, 17, a German-Jewish runner, who, in 1935, participated in the Jews-only Olympic training camp in Germany. The Nazi regime established the camp as a public relations ploy to present the country as tolerant and open minded. No Jewish athletes were selected for the 1936 Olympics n Berlin. During the November 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom, Gerhard and his father were severely beaten by Nazi thugs and the family's home was destroyed. Along with his mother Emmy, they soon fled to the Netherlands. On January 21, 1940, they sailed for New York aboard the SS Westernland. They settled in Brooklyn.

Date
1935  (use)
Geography
use : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Footwear
Object Type
Running shoes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gerhard Neubeck
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:30
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