Tilly Fleischer ' German Olympic Gold Medal winner in 1936 Games ' Track and Field Signed Cards Autograph £45.00
This is a Hand Signed piece of white paper 4" x 3" by the late outstanding German Athlete who won an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1936 Games for the Javelin.
Ottilie ("Tilly") Fleischer (October 2, 1911 - July 14, 2005) was a German athlete who competed in a variety of track and field athletic events. She competed for Germany in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States in three different events, taking the bronze medal in the javelin. Four years later in her home country at the 1936 Games she won the gold medal in the javelin in front of the Berlin crowds. The reaction of Olympic officials to the congratulations given to her by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was put forward as the reason why Hitler never congratulated American athlete Jesse Owens after his first gold medal victory. Rumours appeared in 1966 as to who was the father of one of her daughters, after her daughter Giselle claimed in a book to be the daughter of Adolf Hitler.