Gretel Bergmann

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Margaret "Gretel" Bergmann-Lambert (née Bergmann; April 12, 1914 – July 25, 2017) was an American Jewish athlete. She was born in Laupheim, Württemberg. She competed as a high jumper during the 1930s. Because of her Jewish origins, the Nazis prevented her from taking part in the 1936 Summer Olympics, after which she left Germany and vowed never to return. She later moved to the United States.

Bergmann turned 100 in April 2014.[1]

Bergmann died in Queens, New York on July 25, 2017 at he age of 103.[2]

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  1. Michalek, Gerd (April 12, 2014). "Gretel Bergmann ist 100 Jahre alt" (in German). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  2. Berkow, Ira (July 25, 2017). "Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Jewish Athlete Excluded From Berlin Olympics, Dies at 103" – via