As part of our Online Programming opportunities, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the Sousa Mendes Foundation:

Program:  “Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games”

Date:    Sunday, October 31, 2021

Time:        4:00 PM ET

Platform:  This event will take place online and is free to the public.

Please click here to register.

Jesse Owens, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, was the Olympic champion who defeated Nazi ideology in Hitler’s stadium. He later served on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Meet his grandson, Stuart Owen Rankin, who will be in dialogue with Lori Weintrob, historian and Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Center. Representing the International Olympics Committee on the panel is Anita L. DeFrantz, a US Olympic medalist and Vice-President of the IOC.


⇒ October 29-November 1, watch the film More than Gold: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel of guests. A link will be provided to all who register.