Photo Gallery: The True Story the Man Who Became A Female Athlete 09/15/2009
 A police photo of Dora Ratjen taken after his arrest in 1938, when he was 19....

A police photo of Dora Ratjen taken after his arrest in 1938, when he was 19. He competed in the women's high jump in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Was Ratjen a hermaphrodite, a transvestite, or simply a boy whose sex had been incorrectly identified at birth? Ratjen is now a character in a new movie that tells the story of a plot in which the Nazis plant Ratjen as a female athlete in the Games, replacing a Jewish competitor, Gretel Bergmann. The movie claims to tell the "true story" with only "minor deviations."