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HITLER'S CHAMPIONS

When sport becomes a political weapon

Format : series
Duration : 2 x 52’ | 1 x 30’
Available versions : English
Rights : All Rights / South East Asia


As soon as the Nazis came to power, they perverted sporting and Olympic values into a tool for building the “new man”. Faster, Higher, Stronger: Germany had to prove its racial superiority in all disciplines, whatever it took.

This film portrays the criss-crossing fates of the greatest German athletes during the Third Reich. Gymnasts, mountain climbers, pilots, boxers and more...Their success was a matter of national importance to the Nazi regime, and the 1936 Olympics were the apotheosis of their efforts. Racing for records 1920-1940.