Hitler's Pawn (2004)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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An interesting profile of little-known German high jumper Margaret Lambert, a Jewish athlete used by the Nazis to retain the 1936 Olympic Games in Munich by showing that the nation was not discriminating in sports. Allowed to compete prior to the Games, Lambert was bounced from the team before the Opening Ceremonies. Narrated by Natalie Portman.

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athlete, disappointment, discrimination, German [nationality], high-jumper, Jewish, Nazi, pawn [person], rejection, Summer-Olympics