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Author Hilmes, Oliver, author.

Uniform Title Berlin 1936. English
Title Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August / Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, 2018.
2018

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.48 H56b 2018    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note "Originally published in German as Berlin 1936: Sechzehn Tage im August"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-297) and index.
Summary "Berlin 1936 takes the reader through the sixteen days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select cast of characters--Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, sportsmen and journalists, writers and socialites, nightclub owners and jazz musicians. While the events in the Olympic stadium, such as when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler, provide the focus and much of the drama, it also considers the lives of ordinary Berliners--the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo's knock on the door, and the Jewish boy fearing for his future and hoping that Germany loses on the playing field. During the games the Nazi dictatorship was in many ways put on hold, and Berlin 1936 offers a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy."--Publisher's description
Contents Saturday, 1 August 1936 -- Sunday, 2 August 1936 -- Monday, 3 August 1936 -- Tuesday, 4 August 1936 -- Wednesday, 5 August 1936 -- Thursday, 6 August 1936 -- Friday, 7 August 1936 -- Saturday, 8 August 1936 -- Sunday, 9 August 1936 -- Monday, 10 August 1936 -- Tuesday, 11 August 1936 -- Wednesday, 12 August 1936 -- Thursday, 13 August 1936 -- Friday, 14 August 1936 -- Saturday, 15 August 1936 -- Sunday, 16 August 1936 -- What became of ...?
Language Translated from the German.
Subject Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany)
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945.
Olympics -- Political aspects -- Germany.
National socialism and sports.
Olympics. -- Political aspects -- Germany.
Olympic Games. (OCoLC)fst01408249
National socialism and sports. (OCoLC)fst01033809
Olympics -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01045600
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Germany -- Berlin. (OCoLC)fst01204829
Chronological Term 1918-1945
Genre/Form History.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
History.
Added Author Chase, Jefferson S., translator.
ISBN 9781590519295 (hardcover)
1590519299 (hardcover)
9781590519301 (electronic book)
1590519302 (electronic book)
9781635420418 (pbk.)
1635420415 (pbk.)
Standard No. 40027921873

 
    
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