Honoring Those Who Died

This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. David had no expectations of winning a medal but joined the Israeli weightlifting team to realize his dream - a dream which ended tragically. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and the memory of the ten other athletes. 

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David Berger Sculpture

David Berger National Memorial Sculpture

The sculpture depicts the five Olympic rings broken in half, symbolizing the interruption and cancellation of the Munich games by the tragic events.

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Who Was Davis Berger?

David Berger—Scholar and Athlete

David Mark Berger was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He attended Tulane University from 1962 to 1966 where he was a weightlifter and honor student.

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Olympic Tragedy

Tragedy in Munich

"Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They've now said that there were 11 hostages…they're all gone." (ABC Olympic Commentator Jim McKay)

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