The German Olympian Who Helped Jesse Owens

The German Olympian Who Helped Jesse Owens
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In 1936, Carl Ludwig “Luz” Long was an Olympian who embodied the very ideal of the Nazi party. A tall, blue-eyed and blond 21-year-old, Long at the time held the European record for the long jump and was expecting -- along with his country's leaders -- to win a gold medal in the upcoming Berlin Olympic games.

Long would eventually fight with the German army against the Allies during World War II and meet his end after receiving fatal wounds during the Battle of St Pietro in 1943.

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