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1936 Berlin Olympics torch holder engraved with the torch relay route

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Olympic torch holder used during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It is engraved with the 1936 Olympics torch relay route from Olympia, Greece, to Berlin, Germany.

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  • Title: 1936 Berlin Olympics torch holder engraved with the torch relay route
  • Location: German--History--1933-1945.
  • Provenance: The 1936 Olympic torch holder was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008.
  • Subject Keywords: National socialism and sports--Germany.
  • Type: Furnishings and Furniture
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Stainless steel torch holder with a flared base engraved with the 1936 torch relay route from Olympia, Greece, to Berlin, Germany, winding around the handle. The handle is hollow with a circular plate with a curled edge at the top. The hollow center of handle passed through the plate and would have held the wooden torch. Engraved above the relay route is a Reichsadler, a dexter facing eagle holding the Olympic rings in place of the usual swastika in its talons. There is German text engraved on the top of the torch and on the plate and the shaft.

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