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The Resource Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August, Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August, Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

Label
Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August
Title
Berlin 1936
Title remainder
sixteen days in August
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Title variation
Berlin nineteen thirty six
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Takes us through the sixteen days in August 1936 when the Olympic Games were staged in Berlin. With a chapter dedicated to each day, it describes the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, writers and actors, nightclub owners and socialites. While the competition inside the Olympic Stadium provides the focus and much of the drama - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through security and kisses Hitler - Oliver Hilmes also takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners: the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo's knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. During the Games Nazi oppression was temporarily lifted and the book offers us a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920 and early 1930s which the Nazis set out to destroy: it evokes the novels of Christopher Isherwood and Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz - but we are already entering the dark world of Fallada's Alone in Berlin."--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hilmes, Oliver
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chase, Jefferson S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • National socialism and sports
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August, Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781847924346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990846587
  • (OCoLC)ocn990846587
  • 382074
Label
Berlin 1936 : sixteen days in August, Oliver Hilmes ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781847924346
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990846587
  • (OCoLC)ocn990846587
  • 382074

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