On 25 July, in Queens (new York) died, Margaret (Gretel) Bergmann Lambert, a German athlete, 1936, excluded from participation in the Olympic games in Berlin because of its Jewish origin. According to experts, it cost Germany the gold medal in the high jump, writes SFGate
Margaret (Gretel) Bergman Lambert, «the great Jewish hope of the thirties», has died at the age of 103 years.
On the eve of the Olympic games competitions in Stuttgart Margaret set a record for the high jump. However, two weeks before the Olympics, «the Sports Committee of the Reich» told her that «due to the poor preparation she will not be able to participate in the competition.» The rest of the athletes, it was reported that the diver was injured.
Margaret Bergmann Lambert said that if she had to stand on the podium, throw up his hand with the greeting «Heil Hitler» as he was pagalos winning athletes, she would never have been able. Athlete left Germany shortly after the Olympic games in which she was not allowed to participate.
In June 2015, a symbolic image of Gretel Bergmann was established in the heart of Berlin, being part of the exhibition dedicated to the German athletes of Jewish origin.
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