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By Dr. George Eisen –  published in International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The following list of Jewish Olympic medalists was compiled by Dr. George Eisen, Executive Director and Associate Vice-President at Nazareth College of Rochester, New York.

Dr. Eisen is the author of many books, studies and articles, including the award-winning Children and Play in the Holocaust, Games Among the Shadows (University of Massachusetts Press, 1988), which has been translated into a multitude of languages; and Sport and Physical Education in Jewish History(Wingate Institute, Israel).

Dr. Eisen compiled the Bibliography of Sport and Leisure in Jewish History and Culture, and was primary consultant to the National Holocaust Museum (Washington, D.C.) special exhibition, The Nazi Olympics/Berlin 1936.

Olympic Champion Mark Spitz
Olympic Champion Mark Spitz

1896 Athens


Alfred Flatow, Germany
gymnastics, parallel bars
gymnastics, team parallel bars
gymnastics, team horizontal bar

Gustav Felix Flatow, Germany
gymnastics, team parallel bars
gymnastics, team horizontal bar

Alfred Hajos-Guttman, Hungary
swimming, 100-meter freestyle
swimming, 1,500-meter freestyle

Paul Neumann, Austria
swimming, 500-meter freestyle


Alfred Flatow, Germany
gymnastics, horizontal bar

Otto Herschmann, Austria
swimming, 100-meter freestyle

1900 Paris