Gretel Bergmann, German-born American high jumper, Died at 103


Margaret “Gretel” Bergmann-Lambert (née Bergmann) was born on April 12, 1914, in Laupheim, Germany, and died on July 25, 2017.

She was a German Jewish athlete who competed as a high jumper during the 1930s.

She was of Jewish origins, which caused the Nazis to prevent her from taking part in the 1936 Summer Olympics, after which she left Germany and vowed never to return.

She turned 100 in April 2014 at her home in Queens, New York City, NY.

Margaret “Gretel” Bergmann-Lambert passed away at 103 years old.