Monday, September 22, 2008

Elias Katz

Athlete Elias Katz (in the picture, wearing a Star of David) won a gold medal as a member of Finland’s championship 3,000-Meter team. Katz immigrated to Israel in 1933 and was the coach of the Israeli Olympic Team preparing for the 1948 Games in London. Arab terrorists murdered him in 1947, while he projected a film at a British army camp near Gaza.

Dobush from Kfar Aza referred me to this story and I thank him for that.

Katz Photo Credit:  International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Netanya, Israel.

J. Siegman

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