Spitzer, Andre : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Spitzer, Andre

Sport:
fencing

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1972

Olympic Info:
Spitzer was killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games. He was a member of the Israeli delegation as a fencing referee and coach. He was 45 years old.

Career Highlights:
Originally from Romania, Spitzer emigrated to Israel from the Netherlands in 1971. He was an outstanding fencer for Maccabi Ramat Gan after emigrating to Israel. The National team fencing coach, Spitzer also coached at the Wingate Institute coaches school.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1927 - d. Sept. 5, 1972

Origin:
Romania


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References:
New York Times, September 6, 1972


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