German Olympic Decoration 1936, 1st Class
Replica of the German Olympic Decoration 1st Class. The German Olympic Decoration was a civil decoration awarded to administrators of the IV Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Games of the XI Olympiad in Berlin 1936.
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Several members of the SS, including Reinhard Heydrich, Karl Wolff and Heinrich Himmler were awarded the Olympic Games decoration for providing security during the event. Hermann Fegelein was awarded the decoration for overseeing the preparation of the courses and facilities for the equestrian events. The decoration was presented to Leni Riefenstahl for her work in filming the various sports events. It was also presented in the 2nd Class to Hiroshi Ōshima, the Japanese Ambassador to Nazi Germany.
The German Olympic Decoration was awarded in three classes:
- German Olympic Decoration 1st Class
- German Olympic Decoration 2nd Class
- German Olympic Memory Medal