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Mr. Dan Alon

Mr. Dan Alon

Dan Alon, born 28 March 1945, is a former Israeli fencer. He competed in the individual foil event at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

He was among several Israeli team members that were not captured by terrorists in the Munich massacre. He and four teammates were in apartment 2 of the building at Connollystrasse 31, and while the terrorists captured the Israeli residents in nearby apartments 1 and 3, they passed by this apartment, presumably led to believe by one of the kidnapped Israelis that this apartment was not occupied by Israelis. All five residents of apartment 2 managed to leave the building through the garden and flee to safety.

Since then he married – his wife, Adelle, a nurse -- and they have three children: Meir, 30; Pazit, 23; and Arik, 28, who has become a champion fencer.

In 2012, Alon released a book entitled Munich Memoir, co-authored by Carla Stockton, recounting his experiences at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and the impact on his life.