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Address: 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122-3367
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+1 216-831-0700
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beauty in sadness

I am so glad that this was erected! I knew David ,he was a classmate. He was a gentle kind person. The rings bring to mind, for those of us,that horrible event. So glad it's there!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 March 2016
Pennie L
Akron, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple memorial to David Berger one of the athletes killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics. Open 24 hours, one historical sign and you can get a NPS stamp in the adjacent community center.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We're on a quest to visit all the national parks and this is on the list. We were going to nearby Cuyahoga Falls anyway so it was convenient to stop by here. The memorial is located on the grounds of Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. David Berger was one of the 11 athletes/coaches killed during the 1972 Olympics in... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a unique memorial to David Berger, a Cleveland man who wrestled for the Israeli Olympic team who was killed in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Berlin Olympics. The memorial was created by a Cleveland artist and is near the front entrance of the Cleveland JCC. I believe it has been designated a national historic landmark.... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I am so glad that this was erected! I knew David ,he was a classmate. He was a gentle kind person. The rings bring to mind, for those of us,that horrible event. So glad it's there!

Thank Pennie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

It was a very simple and small memorial. I like the fact that it was non-pretentious. Apparently, this is one of several memorials that is listed in a passbook that allows you to have it stamped as you travel to various memorials. We were only aware of this from the Jewish Community Center located across from the memorial.

Thank Adrian L
Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

It took us awhile to figure out where it was as we drove around the parking lot. It wasn't until we almost left that we saw it was located on the left when you first pull into the facility (or right before you pull out.) This sculpture honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

In today's world, it's hard to remember that terrorists were targeting innocents many decades ago. The David Berger National Memorial honors the memory of Cleveland native David Berger, who joined the Israeli Olympic team and was killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This memorial represents the American life lost in the tragedy at the Munich Olympics. David Berger was a weightlifter who participated in the 1972 Olympics for Israel. The monument itself is a work of art and shows the Olympic rings broken from that tragedy. If you want the National Park passport stamp, go to the front desk of the center... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

So you are trying to get all the National Parks and National Historic Site Passport Stamps for your National Parks Passport book. There are 404 to get as of this writing in May of 2014, and one of them is the David Berger National Memorial found on the grounds of Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood, Ohio. Frankly, it was... More 

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