HCLL encores presentation on 1936 Olympics

David Jones originally presented a history of the "Nazi Games" in September 2019.

David Jones (submitted photo)

The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning (HCLL) continues its spring online series with David Jones presenting “1936 Olympics: The Nazi Games.”

The program may be accessed until the end of April at or at

Jones, a resident of Minneapolis, has been making presentations since 1996 and has spoken more than 1,500 times to more than 40,000 people.

The 1936 Olympic Games, held in Berlin, are notorious for the tightly controlled image the Nazis presented to the world. However, the games also became a blueprint for future games that is still followed to this day.

The program examines the history of the Olympics and the complicated legacy of the 1936 games.


Jones presented the program inn September 2019 to a live HCLL audience in Park Rapids to excellent reviews.

The HCLL board of directors is currently planning for what it hopes to be a return to in-person programs for the fall of 2021.

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