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The German girl - Journal of the German Girls Association in Hitler's Youth - Berlin Olympics Issue - 1936 - Blind admiration for the Führer

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Das Deutsche Mädel - Die Zeitschrift des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der HJ JAHRGANG 1936 SEPTEMBERHEFT - The German Girl - Journal of the League of German Girls in the Hitler Youth - Summary issue of the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany which instead of summarizing the sporting aspect, deals with blind adoration for the Führer and the new era of Nazi Germany - The leader above all: "What were all the applauses, all the sporting enthusiasm of hundreds of thousands while watching the competitions compared to the cheers that broke out when the Führer entered the stadium...".

At the beginning of the issue is a complete section with sentences of adoration for the Führer: "The Berlin Games and with them the strongest competitions of all time are behind us. But all of us who managed to be there are still full of impression from those days, which testified stronger and clearer than ever about the power and greatness of Nazi Germany. All those who filled the vast area of the stadium, more than any other youth in the world, felt this cohesion, this unity of the German nation, and also felt, in amazement, the unlimited love and devotion with which a whole people obey their leader. What were all the applauses, all the sporting enthusiasm of hundreds of thousands while watching the competitions compared to the cheers that broke out when the Führer entered the stadium... The German victory at the Olympics is not so much the victory of the healthy body but the victory of spirit, the idea that inspired the German competitors. In these days of the Olympics, all the fables of lies that were about Germany dissipated, and amazed, and enchanted stood representatives of all peoples, and beneath them the youth of the world, before the might of the bond between the people and the Führer ... Something that could be seen not only in the host city, but in all the cities of the Reich throughout Germany...".
The issue continues to summarize the achievements of the German girls at the Olympics, while praising the abilities of the German race, and the amazement of the nations of the world even from the singing of the German girls, also described how the various nations expressed interest in the exemplary National Socialist education. A German girl writes: "The German girls, it was an expression that we fulfilled our mission as fighters or helpers for the honor of our homeland and thereby proved our National Socialist intentions to girls from all over the world at the 1936 Olympics."
The blind adoration towards Hitler arises from almost every page of the booklet. In one of the pages under the headline "German team with the Führer", is written: "Sunday, the day of the closing ceremony, drew near, and the greatest experience of all the Olympic Games was the invitation to see the Führer. We discovered this in the "Freizeinhaus" at 11:00 am. Everyone was milling around in the rooms, polishing and rushing, and at 8 am the German team stood in front of the Reich gate. On our way we had a lot to tell each other, some of us had never seen the Führer before. But when we stood before the Führer, we all fell silent. He approached each one, shook his hand and asked for his name. A tall blonde girl (we don't want to mention her name) actually had to swallow twice before she managed to say her name. He congratulated us on our successes and thanked us for wearing the German colors so successfully! He thanked us, although it was we who should have thanked him..."

The issue further deals with the contribution of the German girl in agriculture, the first German girls camp in Munich, a utopian description of the happy and cheerful young German girls in the National Socialist era of Germany, a song march in the camp, and more.

The summary page again refers to the new German era ideologically without hardly referring to the sporting aspect: "The best athletes in the world competed calmly in Germany. The Olympic Games were opened. Guests from all over the world saw Berlin and the Reich, experienced the people and the leadership, the youth and the state. They learned to respect the new Germany. Step by step. The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin became a victory for Germany..." , and the author moves on to describe the beauty of the city of Berlin, and the interest of state representatives in "the German girl in the Third Reich".

Extremely important publication for understanding the totalitarian spirit that prevailed in Nazi Germany under Hitler's leadership. An Olympics summary issue that hardly deals with the sporting aspect but is rather almost entirely full with blind adoration to the Führer and portrayal of the German girl as the epitome of human perfection, and of Nazi Germany as superior to all nations.

36 p. Complete issue. Slightly fragile paper. Minor tears on corners of some pages without damage to text. Corners of title page restored. Overall good condition.

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84. The German girl - Journal of the German Girls Association in Hitler's Youth - Berlin Olympics Issue - 1936 - Blind admiration for the Führer