Race and sex eugenics and mistreatment blended in feature film about Jewish and intersex athletes at 1936 Berlin Olympics

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TIKKUN Daily has published an article based on feature film Berlin ’36 exploring aspects of the twin issues of anti-Jewish and anti-intersex eugenics and discrimination in Nazi Germany. Due to a political twist, an intersex athlete comes to replace a Jewish champion in the Games of the XI Olympiad.

Both athletes are mistreated by the Nazi’s sports officials in their each and separate ways. Both were misreported during the events of the games and Dora Ratjen, the intersex athlete, continues to be libelled to this day. This article is a welcome relief in exploring some of the facts about Heinrich né Dora Ratjen, concluding with an interview with the Jewish athlete, Gretel Lambert née Bergmann.

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