Full name: Georg Gyssling
Other name(s): George Gyssling, Georg GyÃling
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: June 16, 1893 in Walce, Opolskie, Poland
Died: January 8, 1965 in Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Affiliations: ?, New York (USA)
George Gyssling was working in the German consulate in New York and had no bobsleigh experience at all when he was called up as a last-minute replacement after a series of bad crashes had left a number of German competitors in hospital. Nevertheless team Germany 2 entered the seventh place in the 1932 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid.
Gyssling went on to serve as German consul-general in Los Angeles during the late thirties. One of his responsibilities was to attempt to limit what the German authorities considered anti-Nazi propaganda in Hollywood movies. He was the man who was sent to complain about the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator, and films such as Confessions of a Nazi Spy. After Pearl Harbor he returned to Germany and worked in anti-American propaganda.
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