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25] Brundage kept his worries private because he did not wish to cause trouble for his German friends Lewald, Diem and von Halt. Kirby, however, refused to remain quiet in the face of newspaper reports of discrimination against Jewish athletes. He was among the Madison Square Garden speakers at an anti-Nazi rally held by the American Jewish Committee, on 6 March 1934. When the IOC convened in Athens on 15 May 1934, Britain’s Lord Aberdare, who had earlier been ready to accept Nazi assurances at face value, now expressed concern about reports from Germany.
In fact, Hitler’s rule began only six days after the creation, on 24 January 1933, of Berlin’s Olympic Organizing Committee. This state of affairs was certainly not what the IOC had expected when Berlin was chosen to host the Games. Quite apart from any general concern they might have had about Nazism, there was reason for the IOC members to be worried. Although Hitler thought that German boys should learn to box, in order to steel themselves for the rigour of their role as natural rulers, neither he nor his cohorts were advocates of modern sport.
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