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Sunday, March 6 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Playing Hitler's Games: The 1936 Nazi Olympics and the Canadian Jewish Community

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This year marks the 80th anniversary of the infamous 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, an priority event not only for Hitler and Germany but also for the Canadian Olympic Committee and the organized Canadian Jewish community which, in the wake of the Nuremberg Laws, campaigned against Canadian participation in the Games. The campaign failed. Canada participated in what turned out to be a propaganda bonanza for Nazi Germany. Troper will discuss the legacy of the Nazi Olympic Games and the part played by Canada and Canadian Jewish community in the Nazi Olympic saga.

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Hesh Troper

Hesh Troper is a professor at the University of Toronto. He is perhaps best known as co-author of None Is Too Many. His most recent book is More than Just Games: Canada and the Nazi Olympics, written in partnership with Richard Menkis of the University of British Columbia. Hesh’s... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST