Olympic Stadium

Relevant to students of: The Nazi state, Nazi Racial theory, Life in Nazi Germany, the economy in Nazi Germany.

The Olympiastadion was built for the 1936 Olympic Games, a games held under Nazi control of Germany. The first to be broadcast on television, Hitler’s intention had been to use the Games to demonstrate Aryan racial superiority. Instead, the 1936 Olympics are remembered for the success of African-American Jesse Owens who won four gold medals in athletics. Students can take a thematic tour looking at the history and significance of the stadium.