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The Y and the 1936 Olympics

The Y and the 1936 Olympics

By Erica During my first two weeks working on the Y Archive Project, I found a file that contained materials regarding the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. As Nazi Germany history is one of my personal academic interests, I found this file to be particularly fascinating. It contains letters, memoranda and invitations regarding the problematic nature of the Olympic Games and requests to prevent sending Canadian athletes to Berlin. The Jewish community expressed its high concern over these Games and the Nazi regime, and thought [...]