French swimmer’s tattoo honors Auschwitz survivor

Click photo to download. Caption: A screen grab of a photo revealing swimmer Fabian Gilot's Hebrew tattoo, reading "I am nothing without them." Credit: PD.( French swimmer Fabian Gilot displayed a Hebrew tattoo with text meaning “I am nothing without them” when raising his arm upon his team’s Olympic victory in the men’s 4 x 100 relay.

Gilot said he sported the tattoo to honor Max Goldschmidt, his grandmother’s Jewish husband, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, ArtsJournal reported. The swimmer's gesture comes amid the International Olympic Committee's refusal to hold a moment of silence at the Opening Ceremony for the 11 Israeli team members killed by Palestinian terrorists 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.

Posted on August 1, 2012 .