Before WWII, when the Nazis assumed power, Hitler agreed to host the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, at the insistence of his propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels, who saw it as a prime publicity opportunity for Germany. Among other major projects initiated to make the Third Reich look good, the Olympiastadion was constructed. This massive stadium could hold up to 110,000 people, and during the Olympics, it indeed did. One of the most notable aspects of these games was when Jesse Owens, and African American athlete, totally dominated the event, winning several gold medals and embarrassing Hitler who placed so much faith in his racist ideologies of eugenics. Today, the Olympiastadion is the home field for Hertha BSC.