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https://www.realhistorychan.com/forbidd ... -1936.html
"Hitler didn't snub me. It was FDR who snubbed me. He didn't even send me a telegram."
-- Jesse Owens
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... Owens.html
Medal-winner: Jesse Owens was said to have treasured a photograph of Hitler congratulating him after winning gold
.... a veteran sports reporter in Germany has come forward to claim that, though Hitler did indeed leave the stadium after the race, it was not before shaking Owens' hand.
Siegfried Mischner, 83, claims that Owens carried around a photograph in his wallet of the Fuehrer doing just that.
Owens, who felt the newspapers of the day reported 'unfairly' on Hitler's attitude towards him, tried to get Mischner and his journalist colleagues to change the accepted version of history in the 1960s.
Mischner claimed Owens showed him the photograph and told him: 'That was one of my most beautiful moments.'
Mischner said: 'It was taken behind the honour stand and so not captured by the world's press. But I saw it, I saw him shaking Hitler's hand.
'The predominating opinion in post-war Germany was that Hitler had ignored Owens.
'We therefore decided not to report on the photo. The consensus was that Hitler had to continue to be painted in a bad light in relation to Owens.'
Mischner, who went on to write a book about the 1936 Olympics, said other journalists were with him on the day that Owens produced the photo and they too did not report on it.