David Berger National Memorial

 

Contact Information:

Mayfield Jewish Community Center
3505 Mayfield Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 382-4000

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Books:
One Day in September: The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation "Wrath of God"
Murder at the 1972 Olympics in Munich


David Berger National MemorialThis site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and to the memory of the ten other athletes whose lives were taken.

The Memorial sits on the front lawn of the Mayfield Jewish Community Center. The design of broken Olympic rings is meant to symbolize the interruption and cancellation of the Munich games by the tragic events, and the eleven segments on which the rings rest represent each athlete whose life was taken.