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Thursday, November 26, 2009

95-Year Old Jewish Athlete Gets Record Restored

It took 73 years, but Margaret Bergmann Lambert's 1936 high-jumping record, disallowed by the Nazis because she was Jewish, has now been finally restored.

She had been on the German Olympic Team in name only, as the Nazis never intended for her to play in the Olympic Games of 1936. They were actually putting on a show for the Americans and Europeans who were threatening to boycott the games because of Nazi discrimination against Jews.

A little late, wouldn't you say?

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N said...

better late than never, no?

Batya said...

n, I was going to say just the same thing!

Lady-Light said...

N & Batya: Well, at least the Germans are acknowledging (and taking some responsibility) for their horrific past; I guess you could say that.

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