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Le sport européen à l’épreuve du nazisme
Exhibition • Historic
15/12/2016 - 29/01/2017

Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (CHRD)

14 avenue Berthelot
69007 Lyon 7ème

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The museum presents an exhibition on the history of Olympic games from Berlin to London (1936-1948) through twenty athletic careers disrupted by the rise of Nazism.
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Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (CHRD)

14 avenue Berthelot
69007 Lyon 7ème

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Opening date
From Thursday 23 of June 2016 to Tuesday 31 of January 2017. Open Wed. to Sat. from 10 am to 6 pm except on Jan. 1st, July 14th, Aug. 15th, Nov. 1st and Dec. 25th.

Price list

Adult: 4 to 6 €, Student: <26 years old.
Free entry for children < 18 years.

Entrance free with Lyon City Card.

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Detailed description

Totalitarian regimes not only harnessed schools, the army and leisure activities to fashion the new male body, and fire his spirit: they also used physical education and sport as a means to better the race and prepare for war – hence the regimes’ marked interest in swimming and athletics, which flexed the muscles and sculpted the body; in rugby and boxing, which strengthened the character; in high-speed sports like motor racing and aviation, which encouraged a taste for danger. Hence also their suspicion of football: a spectator sport which benefitted its professional players, and could send crowds into an uncontrollable frenzy. In keeping with its mission, the Shoah Memorial had no choice but to seize upon this aspect of our societies’ history – one that has been the subject of numerous academic studies in recent decades. The exhibition, website and catalogue of “European Sport under Nazism, from the Olympic of Berlin to the London Olympics (1936-1948)” give an account of these realities, with a view to scientific rigor and reaching a wide audience.

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