The tombstones over the graves of five of the Olympic athletes killed in Munich, were unveiled in Tel Aviv yesterday (Tuesday), at the end of the traditional "shloshim" - a 30-day mourning period.
MV and SCU Mourners standing near tombstones
SV and CU Tombstones
CU (2 shots) Relatives weeping
SV PAN Cantor chanting, relatives praying (3 shots)
SV Flowers being placed on graves (6 shots)
CU and SV Relatives (2 shots)
Initials ESP/1920 ESP/1936
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Background: The tombstones over the graves of five of the Olympic athletes killed in Munich, were unveiled in Tel Aviv yesterday (Tuesday), at the end of the traditional "shloshim" - a 30-day mourning period.
Similar ceremonies took place in cemeteries throughout Israel where another five dead are buried. The eleventh man killed, David Berger, was buried in Cleveland, USA, his birthplace.
With Cantors from the Israeli Army chaplaincy reciting the "Kadish" - prayer for the dead - and leading the chanting, the unveiling ceremony took place in the presence of the families, of Government representatives, members of the Olympic Committee and other sports organisations, and representatives of the West German Government.
Those who are buried in Tel Aviv are: Amitzur Shapira, Andre Spitzer, Eliezer Halfin, Mark Slavin and Kehat Schorr.
SYNOPSIS: As the thirty-day period of traditional mourning ended in Israel for the Olympic athletes killed in Munich, a ceremony unveiling five of their tombs in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
Similar ceremonies were taking place in other Israeli towns and cities - where another five of the athletes are buried. The eleventh man was buried in his birthplace at Cleveland, USA.
Cantors from the Army chaplaincy recited the Kadish - prayers for the dead - and led the chanting.
Wreaths were placed in the names of the families of the dead, the Israeli and West German Governments, the Olympic Committee, and other sports organisations from Israel and abroad.