Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Boxing, Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, Nazism, 1936, Olympics
Schmeling, Max, 1905-2005; Louis, Joe, 1914-1981; Olympics; Nazi propaganda
The death of Max Schmeling on Friday has been much commented upon over the past few days. I take this to be a recognition of the significance of this man and the memories he evokes around the world. For Americans these memories center on his relationship, both personal and athletic, with Joe Louis.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Max Schmeling" (2005). On Sport and Society. 704.