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Józef Broel-Plater

Full name: Józef Jan Andrzej Joachim Plater (Broel-Plater)
Gender: Male
Born: November 15, 1890 in Kombuļi, Krāslavas novads, Latvia
Died: June 30, 1941 in Dachau, Bayern, Germany
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Bobsleigh


Józef Broel-Plater came from a venerable and wealthy noble Lithuanian family and inherited a manor across the border in Latvia. He attended school in Krakow and studied philosophy at the Swiss University of Fribourg. In World War I, Broel-Plater served as a volunteer in the French army. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. The 1928 Winter Olympic competition was likely his only serious attempt as a bobsledder, but after an accident the team placed 17th. Towards the end of the war, he served in the Polish Blue Army as part of the French forces. Fluent in three languages, he acted as an interpreter for the diplomates in the High Command. When Poland was occupied by Germany in World War II, he was detained by the notorious Gestapo and imprisoned in the Dachau Concentration Camp, where he died less than one year later.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five Poland POL 17

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1928 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Final Standings
1928 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Run 1
1928 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Poland POL Run 2
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