Silence

A good article here reminding us of Munich – and the 11 Israelis who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists.  Like the writer of the article, I also well remember how the moustached triumph of swimmer Mark Spitz abruptly transformed into the slow motion horror of the terrorist attack .. the vain hope that the survivors of the intial attack would be rescued.

One person whose image I remember well is that of the weightlifter Yossef Romano, as shown here

At a Jewish Australian memorial service at the tim,e I was also touched by how many non-Jewish community members joined us to mourn the attack against Israelis, Jews, sport and civilization.

Other related articles here including reference to Esther Roth-Shahamorov who narrowly missed out on the final of the 100m in Munich, and who I was privileged to see race at the 1973 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Roth appeared in the powerful documentary of the terrorist attack One day in September

Although we mourn and remember the tragedy on this 40th anniversary, with a minute of silence, we also wish all the best to the Israeli competitors in London in the next 2 weeks.

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  1. eric - rose bay July 27, 2012 at 12:20 am -

    Thanks for linking to the movie “One Day in September”. I hadn’t seen it before. Weird to see the remaining live terrorist interviewed – shocking to see the incompetence of the German police and army – to see the Israeli who escaped in the village retrace his steps – above all the tragedy of the lost Israeli lives.