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‘One Day’ Masterfully Reconstructs 1972 Olympic Crisis


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/one_day_masterfully_reconstructs_1972_olympic_crisis_20000128

Through a day and night of unbearable suspense, eight terrorists invaded the Olympic Village in Munich and took 11 Israeli sportsmen hostage, killing two outright. After hours of tense negotiations, a bungled German rescue effort ended with the remaining nine Israelis and five of the terrorists dead on the tarmac of the Munich airport. After a memorial service, the games resumed in full force.

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