Twelve Months – Twelve Names:

Twelve Months — Twelve Names. 50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich. March: Ze'ev Friedman ath the Farm Museum Jexhof © Daniel Schvarcz

50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich


The terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich will be commemorated for the 50th time in 2022. In memory of the twelve people killed, institutions from Munich and Fürstenfeldbruck are dedicating each month to one victim, his life and fate.

In March the Jexhof remembers Ze'ev Friedman. Friedman was a talented all-round weightlifter and member of the Israeli team at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Together with ten of his team colleagues he was a victim of the attack by Palestinian terrorists. The open-air exhibition dedicated to him at Jexhof focuses more on Friedmann as a sportsman and on his life and work.

Commemoration Project
Twelve Months – Twelve Names
50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer Olympics in Munich, the Munich Massacre of September 5–6 , 1972 is to be commemorated throughout 2022. Every month one victim will be at the focus of attention. A variety of different actions in public spaces is planned, ranging from installations lasting the entire month to activities on one specific day.

This commemoration project has been conceived and coordinated by the Jewish Museum Munich in conjunction with the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the Consulate General of the State of Israel. 

It will be implemented with cooperation partners including the Amerikahaus Munich, the Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck, the Deutsches Theater, the Police College –  Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern – Fachbereich Polizei, and the Munich Police Headquarters, as well as other cultural and educational institutions and interested parties.

The Jewish Museum Munich is also accompanying the commemoration project on its blog and its social media channels under the hashtag #MunichMassacre72


Bauernhofmuseum Jexhof, Jexhof 1, 82296 Schöngeising

An exhibition by the Bauernhofmuseum Jexhof