• Photo of the top of the David Berger National Memorial

    David Berger

    National Memorial Ohio

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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Did You Know?

Image of US weightlifter David Berger.

Olympic athlete David Berger was a pacifist, and one of his best friends in Israel was a weightlifter of Arab descent. According to David’s father, it bothered David when he believed that his friend was left off the Israeli weightlifting team because of his race.