Thursday, March 23, 2023

In retrospect, I have to wonder why the 1972 Olympics was even held and approved to take place in Munich. (“The Chancellor’s Moment of Silence” September 8, 2022) It was only 30 years after a most horrific Holocaust occurred, which originated in the same country where tragedy struck all over again! The conundrum continued whereby the International Olympic Committee steadfastly refused to memorialize the massacre at further Olympic events for years. You have to wonder why. Only until last year, finally the committee succumbed and conceded to the ultimate request to honor the 11 athletes with a poignant moment of silence. What took so long? The intrinsic, underlying message continues to be evident and concerning. Yes, never forget, along with forever having our eyes wide open!

Ruby Kaplan
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