When sport becomes a political weapon
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.