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Jesse Owens in Germany, 1963
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 23, 2020
Norm Zeisloft ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, February, 1963: Jesse Owens ponders a question during an interview with Stars and Stripes. A previous visit to Germany, in 1936, was a high point in the career of the track and field champion, who publicly shredded Adolf Hitler's claims of Aryan superiority by breaking two world records, tying another and teaming up for a gold in the 400-meter relay at the Berlin Olympics.
Stars and Stripes' 1963 interview with Jesse Owens.