As the the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, 80 years almost to the day after the infamous Berlin games of 1936, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum has devoted two online exhibitions to the memory of Jewish athletes as well as those sportspeople designated as Righteous Among the Nations.
Following the rise of Hitler to power in Germany in 1933, an "Aryanization" policy was implemented. "Non-Aryan" athletes were systematically excluded from associations and sports centers.
Yad Vashem aims to reach the largest possible audience by offering both exhibitions online, where they can be shared on social networks.
"Our role is to ensure that Jews remember their history. To awaken the interest of the rest of the world is no less important for us," Dana Porath, from Yad Vashem told i24news.
Natalie Madar, Web Editor for i24news Francais contributed to this report