https://www.facebook.com/holocaustmuseu ... 51617677:0
While historically known as an elite sport, working and middle class Americans embraced rowing during the 1936 Olympic Games. Eight young men on the University of Washington’s rowing team, all sons of shipyard workers, loggers, and farmers from the Pacific Northwest, defeated favored Ivy League teams to qualify for the Olympics.
The Huskies set sail for Berlin in July 1936, having little idea of what to expect from the world’s elite rowers.
Germany had dominated the seven prior rowing events of the Games. Hitler cheered from the stands, anticipating another “Aryan” triumph. In a narrow victory, the Huskies took the gold in the eight-man rowing event. It was the only gold medal for US rowing that year.
The underdog win was widely celebrated, and Nazi persecution of German Jews was forgotten as countries around the world, including the United States, cheered their victorious athletes.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Washington)
Germany also had some Jewish athletes at that games.
The article asks "why was she there? did she not know?"
The answer is that the world did not think this way very much at this time- there were definite jewish concerns, reported by them- who owned all the press in the United States same as today, formerly in Germany too until removed (and to be fair, blocked their press in return for blocking theirs during the Weimar period). For the most part this propaganda was ignored until figures like Morganthau suitably impressed the American Executive.
We can see this by analysing a statement made by the former wartime prime minister of Britain during WW1 after his visit to Germany just shortly before the outbreak of war and around the time of the games, certainly a non-biased source if there was one... [there are American examples also but this is explicit].
http://www.worldfuturefund.org/.../Germ ... George.htm
^Hard to believe isn't it
Of course the American's were going to win some medals- they're always at or near the top at the olympics.
They in fact came second only to Germany in that games- but that's never mentioned.
The most important moral of this story is- to establish truth- don't block the press of anybody! Goes for both "sides" (y)