In 1935, University of Minnesota students continued their effort to boycott the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The initiative to raise awareness among the university community met administrative resistance from J.C. Poucher and Nicholson, who pointed to new regulations set by the Board of Regents that denied student groups the right to disseminate “propaganda” through the post office and campus mail. However, Protestant clergy leaders and educators joined these students in their charge, arguing that to boycott the games would be to send a message to the Nazi regime that their treatment of ‘non-Aryans’ was “repugnant to the conscience of the world.”
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