Author(s): James McNeish
This is during the 1936 Berlin Games, the notorious summer festival designed to persuade the free world that the leader of Nazi Germany is a man of peace. Werner Seelenbinder's mission is an unknown story; the defiance and courage of the only Olympian in the resistance, subsequently concealed by the Americans in the Cold War and blotted out in modern postwar Germany. All the characters in Seelenbinder are real; all the main events described did happen. But amid the preparations for the coup and its nightmarish end, there unfolds a riddle of fact versus fiction.