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Wow. 1stx fotos of the Berlin 1936 Oly village...79 yrs later.


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Wasn't the place where Jesse Owens Stayed fully restored? Also, there are pics of other abandoned Olympic Sites, I've just found Athens and Sarajevo.

Was it? Or are you thinking of a street near the Stadium that was named after Owens?

The Athens 2004 dump sites have been posted a lot here before. Sarajevo too is NOTHING surprising.

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So the whole building looks like crap, except for that one room???

Technically, yes, but the inside of the House of Nations (Resteraunt) looks shabby insidr but still looks kind of decent:

https://hautevitrine.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/05-leslie-hossack_italian-dining-room-main-dining-hall-1936-olympic-village.jpg

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Technically, yes, but the inside of the House of Nations (Resteraunt) looks shabby insidr but still looks kind of decent:

https://hautevitrine.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/05-leslie-hossack_italian-dining-room-main-dining-hall-1936-olympic-village.jpg

And the House of Nations is now an Olive Garden branch since the table is set under an Italian flag? :lol::lol: There are even NO HUMANS in these pics.

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Unfortunately, Berlin 1936 will always be remembered as the Nazi Games; and Jesse Owens was the one factor who bucked the "evil" aura draped around those Games. I think it's best to demolish that 1936 village.

You can always turn it around and at least do something with it, like the concentration camps. They're museums now and they're there to remind us of the atrocities we're capable of, so that we hopefully don't repeat them.

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It is a damn shame that Germany has let it go like that and they show no signs of doing anything about it. Maybe if Berlin puts in a bid they would consider doing something with the buildings other than knock them down.

Well, it was used by the Soviet Army for decades post-war, and then parts burned down, only in recent years some initiative to preserve it was created.

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Well, it was used by the Soviet Army for decades post-war, and then parts burned down, only in recent years some initiative to preserve it was created.

With such a mixed-use history though (and one room being preserved due to one athlete), is it really worth turning into a museum? I really don't see much historical import in that compound worth charging 20 euros admission -- unless they turn it into some high-tech, virtual reality "museum," But it would still be commemorating the Nazi Games; and does Germany really want that? And it's not like there are any particularly worthwhile architectural treasures there either. Besides, how many actual tourists go there? It seems to be so far off the beaten track.

It's probably better turning it into some sports academy, conference / retreat center...and knowing that athletes of the 1936 Games (say, leaving Jesse Owens' room intact) stayed there, might be sufficient -- but just those empty buildings (w/o any significant number of artifacts) are just not enough for a serious "museum" as it is. It may even qualify to be accredited by the Int'l Council of Museums.

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