BERLIN 1936 OLYMPICS - Medal - souvenir from the 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Nazi Germany.
Obverse: Figures of gymnasts and inscription: Berlin Olympics 1936.
Reverse: The bell specifically designed for the Olympics with the Nazi eagle clutching in its claws the five Olympic rings. And the inscription: "Ich rufe die Jugend der Welt" - "I call upon the youth of the world".
The original bell tower was prominently positioned on the western side of the Olympic Stadium. It was built according to plans by architect Werner March and towered to a height of 77 meters. The bell was designed in collaboration by Johannes Boehland and Walter Lemcke. The sound of the bell was heard at the Olympics when Adolf Hitler officially opened the games and the athlete Fritz Schilgen, the last runner of the Olympic torch relay, brought the flame into the stadium.
Diameter: 37 mm. Good condition.