Foiled: Hitler's Jewish Olympian : the Helene Mayer Story
Arguably history's most famous woman fencer, named as one of the top 100 athletes of the century by Sports Illustrated, Helene Mayer won the gold for Germany in the 1928 Berlin Olympics. Eight years later, with America poised to boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics over anti-Semitism, the Nazis brought Mayer home from self-imposed exile in California to be the token Jew on their team. This marvelous book is the story of a beautiful and talented young woman who tries to win back her citizenship by fencing for the Third Reich. The thought-provoking saga of the central figure in the 20th century's most dramatic sports controversy.
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The Golden He
The Olympics Before 1928
The Jewish Legacy
The Early Years in Offenbach Beginning the Journey
The Schillerschule Years
Hitler Comes to Power Helene Comes to America
The Olympics Controversy
A Doomed Decade
The Final Chapter
Helene Mayer Chronology
1936 Olympic Games American athletes American Olympic anti-Semitism Aryan Avery Brundage became Berlin Bojunga boycott Brundage California campus celebrity century champion championship Chapter Christian citizen citizenship competition Ellen Preis Fechtsport fencer fencing team flag foil fencing Frankfurt friends German athletes German team German-Jewish athletes Germany's girls gold medal Helen Stephens Helene Mayer Helene returned Helene's Hitler honor Ibid International Olympic Committee invitation Jewish Jewish athletes Jews Judge Mahoney letter Lewald lived Ludwig Mayer Mainz Martin Mayer Mary Demi matches ment Mills College Mills College Weekly Miss Mayer Nazi Olympics Nazi regime newspaper Nuremberg Laws Offenbach Fencing Club Olympic Games Olympic Village opponent participation party political racial recalled received reported return to Germany runner salute San Francisco Schillerschule Scripps College Sherrill stadium swastika Third Reich tion tournament Tschammer und Osten victory Weimar Republic women wrote York