“My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals”: Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey
This chapter examines the saga of Marty Glickman, a young American Olympian whose dreams of Olympic gold were shattered by anti-Semitism at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany. Glickman was not allowed to compete in his track and field event because he was Jewish. Despite this Glickman went on to enjoy great success as a collegiate track star and football player before beginning a prominent career in sports broadcasting. His life story illuminates both the passage to assimilation for many Jews of his generation and the meaning of Jewish identity in America today.
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