Joe Louis x Max Schmeling

The 1930s boxing rivalry between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling pitted America against Germany at a time when the nations were on the verge of war. But incredibly, despite years of contention between the two heavyweights, they developed a friendship that lasted decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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They’re some of the most iconic figures of all time, celebrated in death for their individual achievements and impact on society. But in life, the relationships they kept tell a different story — one of unexpected connections that yielded extraordinary change. From romances to rivalries, take a fresh look at history’s greatest entanglements every Wednesday. A Spotify Original from Parcast.