NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A 95-year-old woman in New York says she is happy to see her 1936 German national high jump record, disallowed by the Nazis, restored.
Margaret Bergmann Lambert, whose high jump record of 5 feet, 3 inches was disallowed by the Nazis because she is Jewish, said she was happy to finally see her record recognized after 73 years, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
"I'm very happy they finally did what they did -- I was a damned good high jumper," said Lambert, who was kicked off the German Olympic team just prior to the Berlin Games and fled the country shortly afterward.
Lambert moved to the United States and had two children with her husband Bruno, 99.
"It took a hell of a long time for them to do it, but I'm not going to do cartwheels over it -- and I couldn't now," she said of the reinstatement of her record.
"I used to hate everything German. But I've made up my mind to not hold it against the next generations."