Triumph and Tribute

2 Aug

Despite the IOC’s refusal to include a moment of silence for the Munich 11, small displays of solidarity and remembrance are  cropping up at the Olympic games. A victorious photo of  Fabien Gilot, member of the gold medal-winning French 4 x 100 swim team, reveals a Hebrew tattoo which translates to, “I am nothing without them.” With pride, Gilot has explained to the press that the tattoo serves to commemorate his grandmother’s husband, a Holocaust survivor who greatly influenced his life. Perhaps Gilot’s silent tribute will continue to remind us of all that have perished at the hands of hatred and cruelty.

What are your thoughts about this type of memorial?

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