Nazi-era photos surface in Bolivia





A dark-haired handsome cameraman is seen standing on a diving board filming a diver from behind as he jumps.

In other shots he is shown carrying a rubber boat next to an empty pool that he used to film the swimming competition and patiently fitting a small camera in a rowing boat seat.

These are just some pictures of the 1936 Berlin Olympics uncovered for the first time, providing a rare glimpse into how Olympia, the film depicting the Games, was made.

The film, one of the most impressive sports films of all times, was the cornerstone of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels's efforts to show the splendour of the new German Reich.

The cameraman appearing in the pictures is Hans Ertl, better known as Hitler's photographer, and the right-hand man and lover of Olympia's director, Leni Riefenstahl.



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