862.00 P.R./198

Extract From Political Report of the Chargé in Germany (Mayer)64

7. Reich Academy for Physical Training. A Reich Academy for Physical Training has been established under the auspices of the Ministers of the Interior and of Education together with the Reich Sport Leader, to coordinate the training of teachers in this field. The headquarters of the Academy are to be at the Reich Sport Field, primarily constructed for the Berlin Olympic Games. Accommodations will be available for 500 teachers at a time, who are to be given postgraduate courses. Special stress will be placed on developing their ability as “political educators”.

In this connection the establishment of a Bureau of Sports, subordinate to the Minister of the Interior may be noted.

  1. Transmitted to the Department by the Chargé in Germany in his despatch No. 2794, April 30; received May 9.