1936 Berlin Olympics Authentic Olympic Torch

1936 Marked the First of the Olympic Torch Relay Tradition

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  • Winning bid $2,015.15
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  • Total $2,357.73

Authentic 1936 Berlin Olympic torch measures approximately 10.5" in length and 6" at its widest point and is manufactured by Krupp. This authentic torch features the official Olympics logo. The torch features the route that the torch holder had to run starting in Olympia and finishing in Berlin.

3,000 runners carried the Olympic torch from Greece lights the Olympic Flame in Berlin to start the 11th Summer Olympic Games. Berlin, Germany, August 1936.

Now is your chance to own a piece of Olympic history!

The 1936 Berlin Olympics torch holds historical significance as a symbol of the Games held in Nazi Germany. The design of the torch was a collaboration between architect Walter Lemcke and sculptor Gerhard Marcks, featuring a sleek and stylized form with a base adorned by an eagle, a symbol of Nazi Germany. The relay began in Olympia, Greece, and traveled through several European countries before reaching Berlin, with the final torchbearer lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. The 1936 Olympics torch relay was the first of its kind and set the precedent for subsequent Olympic Games. Despite the torch's aesthetic appeal and innovative relay concept, it is forever associated with the controversial political backdrop of the Nazi regime and the complex intersection of sports and ideology during that era.

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