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Max Schmeling's Lasting Record

Thoughts on the life of boxer Max Schmeling, whose fights with Joe Louis became a symbol of a looming confrontation between the United States and Nazi Germany. Schmeling fought in Hitler's army, but quietly helped save two Jewish teens and later befriended a needy Louis. Schmeling has died at age 99.

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Simon SaysSimon Says NPR's Scott Simon Shares His Take On Events Large And Small