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August 14, 2012

Munich 11 remembered at Budapest exhibit opening

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/munich_11_remembered_at_budapest_exhibit_opening_20120814

One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.

The tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972 came spontaneously at the request of an audience member during the opening ceremony of the new exhibit.

The new exhibit, created by the Hungarian Jewish Museum in conjunction with the Hungarian Sports Museum, features the lives of Hungarian Jewish sportsmen, who once won Olympic gold medals for Hungary, but were then deported from the country and killed during the Holocaust.

The one minute of silence was held in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador to Budapest, David Admon, who was an invited guest to Monday’s opening, timed not by chance for the day after the London Olympic Games ended.

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