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Returning to Austria

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by USMS

December 31, 2008

This past July, Arthur Figur went back to his childhood home of Vienna, Austria to compete for the United States in the 2011 Maccabi Games, an international sporting competition for people in the Jewish community. The trip served a dual purpose for Figur; one goal was to enjoy the swimming competition, certainly, but another and perhaps more meaningful goal was to return as a successful and talented and strong American to a country whose leaders tried to kill him.

from the U.S. Masters Swimming YouTube Channel