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July 1, 2005
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Swimmer Mark Spitz will lead the U.S. delegation at next week’s Maccabiah Games in Israel. Spitz, who made history by winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, will head the delegation at the “Jewish Olympics,” scheduled for July 10-21.

A documentary about Jewish swimmers in prewar Vienna was named best Israeli film at the 11th annual Jewish Film Festival in Berlin. “Watermarks” tells the story of a reunion of the Hakoah Vienna sports club, whose leaders managed to get the entire top-level swim team out of Austria with their families after Nazi Germany annexed the country in 1938.

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