As the 2016 Olympic Games draw near, it is appropriate to recall the most infamous of all Olympic Games, the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, and the effort by the organized Canadian Jewish community to forestall Canadian participation in the Nazi Olympics. The Jewish campaign failed. Canada participated in what turned out to be a Nazi propaganda bonanza. In his talk, Harold Troper will discuss the legacy of the Nazi Olympic Games and Canada’s role in Nazi Olympic saga.
Harold Troper is a professor at the University of Toronto and author or co-author of 10 books. He is perhaps best known for None Is Too Many, chosen by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important Canadian books of all times. Professor Troper’s most recent book is More than Just Games: Canada and the Nazi Olympics, co-authored with Richard Menkis of the University of British Columbia.
12:45 pm (after the kiddish) – 2:00 pm, in Room 305