Olympia-Stadtplan von Berlin
City map and stadium guide to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
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Known colloquially as ‘The Nazi Olympics’, the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin were held under a cloud of antisemitism amid Hitler’s cult of personality and the rise of the National Socialist Party. Jews were essentially barred from participating as German athletes and local groups of Roma were round up and deported to a concentration camp prior to the opening ceremonies.
Despite protests in a number of countries, 49 separate nations participated in the games – the most of any up to that point. Hitler had an enormous 100,000 seat stadium constructed for the events – one of numerous construction efforts to ensure the facilities matched the propaganda and bluster of the Third Reich.
This incredible double sided sheet captures these monumental projects in their final form, and was issued to be used by the throngs of spectators that flooded the city for the various events. One side presents a detailed city plan of Berlin, with emphasis on local transportation and the various host venues (highlighted in red). The opposite side presents a variety of diagrams outlining the most prominent sites, including the Olympia-Stadion, Reichsportfeld, and Olympic Village.
Publication Date: 1936
Sheet Width (in): 31.10
Sheet Height (in): 23.10
Condition Description: Creasing and light wear along old fold lines, including small bits of separation at fold intersections and along the outer edges of the sheet. Light discoloration visible in the center/upper right of the stadium plan.
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