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Yakov Springer - יעקב שפרינגר

Twelve Months - Twelve Names
01.11.2022 - 30.11.2022

Yakov Springer (center) with his two trainees Gazi Cohen and Edward Marom at the Wingate sports center, Netanya 1959
June 10, 1921 Kalisz, Poland – September 5/6, 1972 Fürstenfeldbruck

Yakov Springer was the sole member of his family to survive the Shoah. His parents and siblings were deported to Łódz Ghetto and murdered. He managed to flee to the Soviet Union. After the war he returned to Poland, married and had two children. He studied sports in Warsaw and later worked in the sports ministry’s department of heavy athletics. Due to the antisemitic climate in Poland, the young family emigrated to Israel in 1957 where Springer established weightlifting as an athletic discipline. In Munich, the experienced weightlifting referee was taking part in his third Olympic Games.

Die Ausstellung findet im Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium (Fürstenfeldbruck) statt.

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