The Best Physical Culturists of the 1930's

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Best Physical Culturists representing each decade during the past 100 years.

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Re: The Best Physical Culturists of the 1930's

Post by Harry Hayfield » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:08 pm

peter yates wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:07 pm
Hi Harry, should we go by the place of birth or of the person's nationality? Oscar while being born in Cyprus was a British subject and Sig while being born in Germany was a naturalized American for most of his life.Just asking, you are the Boss. Regards,Peter.
I have been led to believe that when a person is listed, it is their birthplace that deems their nationality (regardless of whether that changes over time). If I am incorrect in this assumption, then I am happy to change it to nationality at their death.
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Re: The Best Physical Culturists of the 1930's

Post by peter yates » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:42 pm

Hi Harry,
Well although Oscar was born in Cyprus it was due to his Father being in the colonial police.His father was British of Swedish ancestry and Oscar held British nationality. It is the same as those children born in Singapore or Germany etc. when their military parents were stationed in those locations. As far as i know Oscar never identified with being a Cypriot. In Sig's case he was born in Torun which was then in Germany but is now in Poland.However his family took him to America as an infant and he became a naturalized American citizen and identified as such.Many of the early York lifters were immigrants but lifted for and identified with the USA.So rather than where someone was born or died it could be which country did they identify with.
Peter Yates

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