Memorial to the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Photo: Christian Horn, Horn Color Multimedia


50 Years Olympic Massacre Munich

To commemorate those who died during the Munich Massacre on the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich in a worthy and lasting manner, the twelve victims are to be remembered throughout the year 2022. Each month, one victim, his biography and fate will form the focal point. This can involve activities concentrated on one specific day or lasting the entire month.
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 School of Public Service - Police Department and the Munich Police Headquarters, as well as other cultural and educational institutions and interested parties.

MARCH 23 – OCTOBER 16, 2022 | LEVEL 1


The mountains are Heidi’s world—and these have become a place of longing for countless young readers around the globe. In Israel, Heidi also took center stage.

With “Heidi” (1880), the Swiss author Johanna Spyri wrote Europe’s last, major tale about heimat and homesickness which has become firmly embedded in the childhood memories of innumerable people worldwide—in Palestine, and later Israel, as well. The motifs addressed in “Heidi” were identity-generating and of great emotional importance to young readers. First translated into Hebrew in 1946, Spyri’s novel appeared at a time when the subject of heimat, its loss, and new beginnings were highly relevant. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time, tracing the reception this Swiss children’s classic was given over the decades from a Jewish perspective.

A photo installation by the Israeli artist Niv Fridman will be shown together with the exhibition. Niv Fridman

An exhibition of the Heidiseum in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Munich.Heidiseum

Johanna Spyri: Heidi Bat HaAlpim [Heidi, Daughter of the Alps], Cover of the first edition published in Hebrew, 1946, © Heidi-Archiv, Heidiseum
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