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Hitler's Olympic Village of 1936 - Can decaying relic ever escape the ghosts of its past


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#1 PzJgr

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:29 PM

A bas-relief of marching Nazi troops, a Red Army mural – and a cellar where the cries of condemned torture victims once rang out in the night. If walls could speak, those within the Olympic Village of 1936 would have a host of dark tales to tell. This is where athletes from all over the world headed to take part in the most infamous Olympic Games in history - the so-called "Nazi Games". The 1936 Olympic Village, on the western edge of Berlin, lies forgotten. "It is a shame. But because it is inextricably bound up with Nazism, most Germans avoid it. It is a place that lives and breathes sportsmanship and history, side by side," says Sven Voege, who's in negotiations to rent out some of the village sites as exhibition rooms.



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for sharing this "PzJgr", interesting that the mural of the marching soldiers is still there.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

The place is absolutely soaked in history.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

I'm surprised that the village exists at all. Would have thought the Soviets would have torn it down. I would not mind having a look at that mural the Soviets erected depicting them battling the Nazis.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

Truly amazing. I was not aware that the village still existed. It is an anomaly with no ready explanation. Many of the sites are still around. I have a hard time getting my head around it. Thanks for posting it, Ike.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

A bit eerie if you ask me...

Wonder what Adolfs reaction might have been had he known that the only room to be renovated was the one athletes who he hated the most.... Owens! :D
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

Some more pics.

Outside the indoor swimming pool

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Jesse Owens' room

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Italian dining room

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Theater

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Otherside of theater

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Close-up of the hooligan

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Gymnasium

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