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Berlin (Germany) -- History

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Blockade, 1948-1949 (4)

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View Resource The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

During August 1936, Adolf Hitler's Nazi government played host to the Summer Olympics and many international observers and commentators wondered whether the United States might elect to boycott the Games entirely. They did not, and the triumphs of runner extraordinaire Jesse Owens were a highlight of those rather dark times in Germany. This engaging online exhibit on the Summer Games of 1936 was...

https://www.ushmm.org/exhibition/olympics/?content=august_19...
View Resource A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall

This report, published in conjunction with a 2011 symposium on the Berlin Wall, is the first of a three part history and covers the years 1945 to 1961. A joint project between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Archives and Records Administration - National Declassification Center, the publication can be read in its entirety on this site. To understand the human impact of the...

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/international-relat...