Sunday, 3 June 2012


In today’s Observer newspaper a headline

‘Police plan pre-emptive arrests to stop disruption at Olympics’


Olympic flame in Berlin
In July 1936 the Gestapo organised a round-up of asocials from the streets of Berlin and copies of the anti-Semitic Der Sturmer newspaper were withdrawn from display in the city. Anti-Jewish notices were removed from the city in an attempt to lower public displays of anti-semitism in preparation for the Olympics in August.

Bibliography

The Years of Persecution - Saul Friedlander, Orion Books 1998
Blood and Banquets – Bella Fromm, Touchstone 1992

The Architecture of Oppression – Paul B Jaskot, Routledge 2000

1 comment:

  1. Standing saluting stiff armed in direction of London singing the Horst Wessel song

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