At dawn on September 5, 1972, Palestinian militants took 11 Israeli athletes hostage, killing two of them. The other athletes and a policeman died in a failed rescue attempt by German police. DW talks to the widows of two of the athletes.
45 years after the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, a permanent memorial will be unveiled at the Olympic Park. It commemorates the 11 Israeli athletes and a German police officer who were killed.
Widows of two Israelis who were killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games have finally had their wish. Decades after the deadly raid, a formal memorial service was held in the Olympic village.
A memorial for the 12 victims of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics has opened in Munich. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin presided over the unveiling.
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