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Glickman and Stoller

Duration: 06:43

Glickman and Stoller, written and sung by Martin Simpson, tells the story of American relay runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, both Jewish, who were not allowed to run in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. They were replaced in the 4 x 100m final by Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe, leading Owens to win four gold medals.

With help from Glickman's daughter Nancy and Owens' daughter Marlene, the song explores whether the Americans were pressured not to embarrass Hitler by keeping Jews off the winners' podium.

Available since: Mon 9 Jul 2012


Martin Simpson

This clip is from

The Ballads of the Games Berlin

2/6 The high jumper dropped from Germany's 1936 Olympic team for being Jewish tells her story.

First broadcast: 09 Jul 2012

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