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Memorial Ceremony Set for Israeli Athletes Slain in Munich

A memorial ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes slain during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich will be held here July 12 at the Shaare Hashomaym Synagogue. Prime-Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau will attend the ceremony. Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut of Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple will be chairman.

The program will include the lowering of Israeli flags by 11 young people, each symbolizing one of the athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorist of the Black September movement four years ago at the Munich Olympic Village. Members of the 1976 Israeli Olympic team and relatives of the victims will participate in the hour long service which will be under the patronage of Montreal philanthropist Allan Bronfman.