Finding aid for the David Berger Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Berger, David
Title: David Berger Papers
Dates: 1965-2006
Extent: 0.30 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize container)
Abstract: David Berger (1944-1972), an American and Israeli citizen, was a champion weightlifter and a member of the Israeli weightlifting team at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. He was murdered by Arab terrorists on September 6, 1972, along with ten other Israeli athletes. Berger was a 1962 graduate of Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He studied psychology at Tulane University, graduating in 1966, after which he completed a master's degree in business administration and a law degree at Columbia University. Throughout the mid and late 1960s, Berger competed successfully in many weightlifting competitions. He represented the United States twice in the Maccabiah Games, an international Jewish athletic event held in Israel every four years. In 1965 he won a silver medal and in 1969 he won gold, setting a world record. He also won a silver medal at the 1971 Asian Games. He is in the Hall of Fame of the Amateur Athletic Union. Berger moved to Israel in 1970 after visiting the country with his family. The collection consists of certificates, newspaper clippings, programs, a resolution, a script, commemorative stamps, a statement, and a transcript.
MS Number MS 5132
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Hebrew