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The Nazi Games: Politics, the Media and the Body

14 Jun 2012 - 10:00
14 Sep 2012 - 17:00

The Nazi Games: Politics, the Media and the Body

An exhibition from 14 June to 14 September

The 1936 Games left a deep impression on history, including astounding innovations from the torch relay to live broadcasts of events, from slow-motion replays of athletes to overwhelming displays of political power. The Nazis exploited the mass media to create images of the body that pushed its message of racial purity and superiority. Remarkably, Nazi persecution was also a trigger for the creation of the Paralympic movement, inspiring a Jewish refugee to create the Stoke Mandeville Games.

WIENER LIBRARY

29 Russell Square WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.00pm
Tuesday, 10am to 7.30pm

Free