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Hitler’s Olympics

August 2016 will mark the 80th anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games hosted by Adolf Hitler. 3DD’s new one hour documentary will tell of an extraordinary moment in the history of the Olympics and the growing power of the Nazi Party. Featuring Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown, now 97, as he recalls visiting the Games and his role in the War. Leading nations planned a boycott and Jesse Owens stole the show but these were just brief distractions for the Nazi PR machine, as the foreign press praised Germany’s spirit following the depression. Compelling, frightening and relevant today.