Historian to discuss ‘Nazi Olympics’ on National Holocaust Day

Nazi Games

Author and historian David Large will discuss his book Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936, during a presentation to mark National Holocaust Day.

The free discussion will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Gardner Auditorium of The W.A. Franke College of Business on the Northern Arizona University’s south campus.

“The history of the Holocaust continues to provide us with many lesson,” said Gretchen McAllister, director of the Martin-Springer Institute, which is sponsoring the event along with NAU’s College of Arts and Letters. “What is our role as global citizens in a time when genocide continues? The Nazi Olympics provides a lens through which we can examine what role we played in the past and what roles we are playing today.”

An exhibition on the Nazi Olympics will be on display in the building lobby.

Large is a professor of history at Montana State University in Bozeman. His specialty is modern German history, and his most recent books include Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third ReichBerlin and And the World Closed Its Doors: One Family’s Struggle to Escape the Holocaust.