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Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’

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Posted on Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, one of the 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, speaks at a 40th anniversary memorial ceremony for the 11 victims, at the Guildhall in London on Aug. 6. Photo by REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, one of the 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, speaks at a 40th anniversary memorial ceremony for the 11 victims, at the Guildhall in London on Aug. 6. Photo by REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A moment of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the Munich Olympics will be livestreamed from a suburban New York JCC on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.

Ankie Spitzer, the widow an Israeli coach who was killed at the 1972 Games, will join the JCC Maccabi Games opening ceremonies at the JCC Rockland in New York for the moment of silence to be streamed on www.ooVoo.com.

The JCC Rockland had initiated a petition drive, which turned into an international campaign, to hold a moment of silence at the London Olympics in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed by Palestinians terrorists at the Munich Olympics. The International Olympic Committee turned down the request.

Remembering the Munich 11

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