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David Berger Memorial

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
1. David Berger Memorial Marker
Inscription.  A monument in the memory of David Berger stands as both a reminder of violence, and a hope that man will one day overcome violence. The Olympic emblem of five inter-locking rings has been broken to symbolize the stopping of the ’72 games, but there is an upward motion in the broken rings to suggest the peaceful intent of the Olympics. A search for understanding and hope for the future, the ten semicircles rest on eleven steel segments representing the eleven who died at Munich. One of the segments is slightly different from the rest to symbolize the unique events in David’s life that led him to the Israeli Olympic team and to his death.

The monument, commissioned by the friends of David Berger, is the work of David E. Davis. Designated as a Landmark by the city of Cleveland Heights, October 28, 1979.

On March 5, 1980, by Public Law 96-199, the Congress of the United States recognized the significance of this memorial in preserving the memory of the eleven Israeli athletes who were assassinated at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972 by authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to designate it as the David Berger National Memorial.

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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
2. David Berger Memorial Marker

 
Location. 41° 28.506′ N, 81° 29.634′ W. Marker is in Beachwood, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on South Woodland Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood OH 44122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Angela Merici (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ursuline College (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Carroll University (approx. 2.2 miles away); East Family (approx. 3 miles away); Hiram House (approx. 3.2 miles away); William E. Telling / William E. Telling Mansion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Horseshoe Lake (approx. 3˝ miles away); Jacob Russell (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  David Mark Berger - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 11, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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David Berger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
3. David Berger Memorial Marker
David Berger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
4. David Berger Memorial Marker
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
5. David Berger Memorial Marker
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2010
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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