OOS Sculpture

The David Berger Monument

1975 / David E. Davis / Beachwood

Berger Monument old.jpg

11 free-standing slabs are arranged in a circle and are topped by 11 other slabs set at perpendicular angles. Above these rests an assembly of half-circles, united around a central axis. Their position suggests a rising and falling movement. The sculpture is dedicated to David Berger, an Israeli Olympic team member and former greater Cleveland resident, who was killed along with 10 others in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The sculpture is surrounded by a circular planting of shrubs with a plaque east of the sculpture. March 5, 1980 recognized by Interior Department as National Historic Landmark. It was moved when the Mayfield Road Jewish Community Center closed as is now at 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH

Location: Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, 26001 S Woodland Road | Previous Location: 3505 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: David E. Davis, “The David Berger Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 25, 2022, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/82.

Title

The David Berger Monument

Description

11 free-standing slabs are arranged in a circle and are topped by 11 other slabs set at perpendicular angles. Above these rests an assembly of half-circles, united around a central axis. Their position suggests a rising and falling movement. The sculpture is dedicated to David Berger, an Israeli Olympic team member and former greater Cleveland resident, who was killed along with 10 others in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The sculpture is surrounded by a circular planting of shrubs with a plaque east of the sculpture. March 5, 1980 recognized by Interior Department as National Historic Landmark. It was moved when the Mayfield Road Jewish Community Center closed as is now at 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH

Creator

Date

1975

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

82

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

3505 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

Location Notes

front of building

Location Street

26001 S Woodland Road

Location Type

Media Base Di

11 feet

Media Sculpture Height

14 feet

Media Base Height

5 feet

Creation Date

1975

Materials

Condition Rating

unknown