Olympic Studies Center
The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center at the University of Texas-Austin is excited to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum titled The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936.
This exhibit will examine those games from a larger socio-cultural context, specifically the treatment of Jews around the time of the Games. This initiative is made possible through a partnership with the Texas Program in Sports and Media in the College of Communications and through gifts from Kenneth Goldberg, Sandy Gottesman, and Kirk Rudy. The Austin American Statesman, KVUE, and KUT 90.1 are the media sponsors for this exhibit. The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at UT Austin is a scholarly programming partner for the exhibition. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibition Fund established in 1990. The traveling exhibitions are also supported by Dr. and Mrs. Sol Center. The Stark Center is known for its physical culture collection but has rich resources in Olympic studies. As part of the opening of this exhibit the Stark Center is sharing parts of its collection. An assortment of people and events in Olympic History are shown in the pictures below.