"Ich war die grosse jüdische Hoffnung" : Erinnerungen einer aussergewöhnlichen Sportlerin (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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"Ich war die grosse jüdische Hoffnung" : Erinnerungen einer aussergewöhnlichen Sportlerin

Author: Gretel Bergmann; Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg.
Publisher: [Leinfelden-Echterding] : DRW-Verlag ; Karlsruhe : Braun, ©2003.
Series: Südwestdeutsche Persönlichkeiten.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : GermanView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of a German Jewish sportswoman, born in 1914 in Laupheim, Germany. As an adolescent she won a medal as a high jumper, but in 1933 the Nazis blocked her career. She then emigrated to England, but was forced by the Nazis to return to Germany in order to join their Olympic team as a "token Jew". However, shortly before the opening of the Olympic Games in 1936 her participation was cancelled. In 1937 she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Autobiographie
Biography
Named Person: Gretel Bergmann; Gretel Bergmann; Gretel Bergmann; Gretel Bergmann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gretel Bergmann; Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg.
ISBN: 3765090565 9783765090561
OCLC Number: 52911182
Notes: Memoirs.
Translated from the English language ms.
Description: xv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Südwestdeutsche Persönlichkeiten.
Responsibility: Gretel Bergmann ; aus dem Amerikanischen von Irmgard Hölscher ; herausgegeben vom Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg.

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Memoirs of a German Jewish sportswoman, born in 1914 in Laupheim, Germany. As an adolescent she won a medal as a high jumper, but in 1933 the Nazis blocked her career. She then emigrated to England, but was forced by the Nazis to return to Germany in order to join their Olympic team as a "token Jew". However, shortly before the opening of the Olympic Games in 1936 her participation was cancelled. In 1937 she emigrated to the USA.

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