David Berger

Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

08/29/2012

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.

Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April.

Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction ceremony is weighlifter David Berger, who was among the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

For The Munich 11, A Snub Of Olympic Proportions

The upcoming Summer Olympics in London – officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad – will last approximately 25,000 minutes. Apparently the organizers can’t spare one to remember 11 Israelis who were murdered at the Summer Games 40 years ago.

That’s what a group of activists, headed by the CEO of the Jewish Community Center in Rockland County, are hearing from International Olympic Committee.

Remembering Munich In Nyack

06/14/2011
Staff Writer

West Nyack – On the front lawn of the Jewish community center here, a plot of grass is set aside for a memorial, to be dedicated this summer, to the 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Inside the building’s front entrance, a large poster announces the status of a fundraising campaign that JCC Rockland is conducting in memory of the Munich 11. Further inside, T-shirts bearing the likeness of David Berger, an American-born weightlifter who was among the victims of Palestinian terrorists in 1972, are on sale.

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