At Tisha b’Av, an elegy for the Munich 11

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A plaque in front of the Israeli athletes’ quarters in Munich commemorates the 11 victims of the massacre. The inscription, in German and Hebrew, reads: The team of the State of Israel lived in this building during the 20th Olympic Summer Games from 21 August to 5 September 1972. On 5 September, [list of victims] died a violent death. Honor to their memory.