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Chelsea Bertram A39891015 1/29/09 IAH 201 Sec. 25 Document 1 and Berlin Olympics Response Questions 1. http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/olympics/detail.php? One of the most striking pictures to me is the couple- a Jewish man and a German woman- being forced to hold signs with cruel statements about themselves while walking in the street as punishment for being in a relationship. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws prohibited intermarriage and removed citizenship from Jews which resulted in public humiliation for the couple in this picture. This is only one example of the irony between the image of Germany at the Berlin Olympics and the hidden truths. 2. The Nazi’s used the Berlin Olympics as a propaganda ploy to enhance Germany’s reputation and trust from the rest of the world, allowing the room Hitler needed to attempt domination. By the time of the Olympics, the Nazi’s had managed to remove most of the “anti-Jewish” signs, as well as implement strict censorship in journalism. All of this was successful in keeping the world
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Unformatted text preview: focused on the positive image of Germany while the Nazi’s prepared for what became the start of WWII. 3. President Eisenhower felt obligated to enforce the desegregation laws at Little Rock because of the declining reputation of the U.S. internationally. With the growing threat of Little Rock being used against the U.S. in the Cold War, Eisenhower felt the need to uphold the image of democracy. 4. Dudziak explains that “by the degree and pace of integration, it may be that Cooper succeeded more in maintaining democracy’s image than in actually desegregating the schools.” (pg. 151). While Eisenhower was satisfied with his popularity for enforcing the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, it wasn’t long before Arkansas created the Pupil Placement Law which was able to keep integration minimal without technically using race as the reason....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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