100 Years in 100 Days: David Berger Class of '62 Who Died at the 1972 Olympics
100 photographs that define Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights Patch is celebrating the 100 years of Shaker Heights history by creating an online scrapbook. Each day for 100 days, we'll feature a photograph that helps tell the story of Shaker Heights.
Today's picture is the senior class portrait of David Berger, a member of Israel's weightlifting team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He was one of 11 athletes and coaches who were taken hostage and killed by members of Black September, a Palestinian terrorist organization.
Sources: "Remebering David Berger - Ohio Athlete Slain at Munich Olympics" - Dayton Daily News
"Special Report - Munich: The American" - cnnsi.com
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