David Berger Memorial

David Berger Memorial (HM15VM)

Location: Beachwood, OH 44122 Cuyahoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 28.506', W 81° 29.634'

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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.

HM NumberHM15VM
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 458761 N 4591617
Decimal Degrees41.47510000, -81.49390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.506', W 81° 29.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 30.36" N, 81° 29' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)216, 330, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25579-25939 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood OH 44122, US
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