September 5th 1972 – Munich Massacre


September 5th 1972: A few days after the opening of the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, shown here, a hostage situation with a tragic ending occurs. During the early morning eight Palestinian terrorists had entered the Olympic Village and had killed two Israeli athletes and captured nine. They demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and free passage to Egypt. After they were brought to the airport Furstenfeldbruck by helicopters, the German police tried to overpower the hostage takers. Without success. In the ensuing firefight all the hostages lost their lives and most of the terrorists were killed.

Länge: 00:00:53 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: ja | Jahr: 1972 | Clip-ID: JHT000169E


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