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The Choices of Max Schmeling

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The Choices of Max Schmeling

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The Choices of Max Schmeling

The Choices of Max Schmeling

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German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling was publicly associated with the Third Reich but was not a Nazi and refused an award from Adolph Hitler. Commentator Frank Deford talks about the man and the conflicts that beset him. Schmeling, known for his classic fights against Joe Louis, died last week at the age of 99.

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