Glickman, Stoller, Bergman, Spitz and Cosell. Germany’s Two Summer Olympics On The Global Stage live on Zoom
Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 pm. Germany has hosted two Summer Olympics in 1936 and 1972. There is a stain on both athletic competitions. The 1936 Berlin Olympics was where Americans Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller were denied an opportunity to compete, and Gretel Bergman was not allowed on the German Olympic team because they were all Jewish. It is the story of how some Americans wanted to boycott the Games because not doing so would legitimize the Nazi regime.
During the 1972 games, the Black September attack happened. Mark Spitz won his gold medals at Munich and was considered a high value target as the terrorist attack in the Olympics Village was unfolding. Spitz was whisked out. The International Olympic Committee did not acknowledge the tragedy until 2016. If you miss having an Olympics this program is for you.
Evan Weiner is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background. Who has worked with Marty Glickman, knew Sam Stoller and interviewed Gretel Bergman.