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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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“My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals”: Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey

“My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals”: Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey

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(p.216) 11 “My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals”: Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey
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To Ebbets Field
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Peter Levine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0012

This chapter examines the saga of Marty Glickman, a young American Olympian whose dreams of Olympic gold were shattered by anti-Semitism at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany. Glickman was not allowed to compete in his track and field event because he was Jewish. Despite this Glickman went on to enjoy great success as a collegiate track star and football player before beginning a prominent career in sports broadcasting. His life story illuminates both the passage to assimilation for many Jews of his generation and the meaning of Jewish identity in America today.

Keywords:   Marty Glickman, Jewish American, track and field, anti-Semitism, sports broadcasting, Jewish identity, 1936 Summer Olympics

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