Twelve Months—Twelve Names

Memorial ceremony for the killed referee Yakov Springer at the Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium Fürstenfeldbruck. Photo: Daniel Schvarcz

50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich


The 50th anniversary of the terrorist attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich falls in 2022. To commemorate the twelve people killed, institutions in Munich and Fürstenfeldbruck are remembering a different victim, his life and fate, each month throughout the year.

In November, the Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium in Fürstenfeldbruck remembers the weightlifting referee Yakov Springer.

On November 15, 2022, the Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium Fürstenfeldbruck will hold an internal school memorial event for the killed referee Yakov Springer in its auditorium. Students will introduce Springer's personality and give an insight into the course of events and background of the Munich massacre. The event is aimed at the upper school students of the Gymnasium. The exhibition “September 5, 1972—The End of the ‘Happy Games’ in Munich” will accompany the event.

Commemoration project:
Twelve Months—Twelve Names
50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich

50 years after the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the victims of the Munich Massacre are being commemorated throughout 2022. One month is dedicated to each of the victims who are remembered in a variety of ways. These commemorative initiatives are being held in different venues and realized by a number of cultural and educational institutions, such as the Historischer Verein Fürstenfeldbruck e.V., the Deutsches Theater, the Munich Police Headquarters, and other cooperation partners. The spectrum varies from art installations to commemorative tournaments and school class projects.

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.

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

Closed school event

Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium Fürstenfeldbruck, Münchner Str. 69, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck

An event of the Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium Fürstenfeldbruck