American siblings visit Berlin during the Nazi Olympics
- Event Date
- August 1936
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Courtney W. Howland
Americans visit Berlin. Street views and city monuments in Berlin. Nazi flags and banners. 01:56 Sign on hood of car: “Nancy Jeux Olympiques” [Nancy Olympic Games]. More street views and monuments and churches. Flags of the participating countries displayed on the street. The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Victory Column, Reichstag building and exterior of Olympic stadium with crowds and rows of parked cars outside. 04:04 Field from the crowded stands; a procession begins. SS man seen in the stands. 05:00 People saluting en masse in the stands. More processions, a flock of birds is released from the field, a man runs with the lit Olympic torch. 07:32 Men’s track races begin, views of Jesse Owens, more races.
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Also in Nancy Phillips Collection
American students, including siblings Nancy and Wharton Phillips, visited Europe in the summer of 1936. This is a DVD of a film showing Berlin in 1936, including scenes of streets, Olympic events, including Jesse Owen winning a race, other German cities, and Vienna. The film was taken by Wharton Phillips.
Boat dock, the shore from a river boat. 09:36 Street scenes and views of churches and public buildings. 09:51 Views of the Sanssouci palace in Potsdam and of the manicured gardens. 10:25 More city views and countryside views. 11:25 Street signs for “Dresden”. Street scenes of an outdoor market, covered wagons. 12:28 Vienna State Opera and other sights on the Ringstraße and Vienna more generally.