We present athletes who were persecuted by the National Socialists. They were stripped of their titles and banned from competitive events, such as the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Many were murdered because they did not conform to the Nazis’ racist worldview.
The Nazis managed to take control of press and radio within a very short space of time. Even before the Schriftleitergesetz (Editor’s Law) was passed, journalists had become public servants who were dependent on the goodwill of the Nazi regime if they wanted to stay out of danger.