276. Munich 1972
276. Munich 1972

276. Munich 1972

Wroclaw / Poland 8/17/2022

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The well-known Berlin-based journalist Borys Reitschuster, who was the only one of all journalists to ask annoying questions about the nonsense of plandemic restrictions at press conferences of the former German government, Chancellor Angela Merkel, runs the portal Reitschuster.de , popular in German-speaking countries. I have referred to the articles of this portal several times in this blog.

Today I would like to address yesterday’s article by this journalist about the tragic events of half a century ago.

September 5, 1972 went down as one of the darkest hours in the history of the Olympic Games. It was the day when eight fighters from the Palestinian terrorist unit Black September broke into the Olympic Village in Munich and seized several members of the Israeli delegation. The exact reasons why there were twelve fatalities, eleven Israeli Olympians and a German policeman, after the dramatically failed rescue attempt on the night of September 6, 1972 at the airfield in nearby Fürstenfeldbruck have not been fully elucidated to this day. The only thing that is certain is that in those fateful hours, just about everything that could have been done wrong was done wrong.

Burned out helicopter at Fürstenfeldbruck Airport. On the night of September 6, 1972, nine hostages were killed there, members of the Israeli team taking part in the Summer Olympics.

The federal government already made payments in 1972 and 2002, but these were officially identified as “humanitarian aid”. The term “compensation payment” has always been avoided, as this would have been tantamount to a political admission of guilt. And in fact, the Olympic assassination attempt in Munich did not lead to a single resignation, neither in politics nor in the ranks of the police. And so the historian Moshe Zimmermann demands: “Here some group of historians who are neutral and professional must approach this matter in order to discuss this matter a little more thoroughly. In my opinion, as a historian, it is a mistake not to disclose all the documents. First you have to clarify what exactly happened, who was responsible for what.”

In connection with the 50th anniversary of these dramatic events, the German Interior Ministry planned to organize commemorations for the victims. The Israeli President and the families of the victims have been invited.

But nothing will come of it! In addition to a “complete and comprehensive examination”, a compensation payment to the surviving dependents is a central aspect of the “reassessment” carried out by the Federal Ministry of the Interior. According to information from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the families of the victims were offered a package worth 10 million euros, which they refused on the grounds that they “could not be sent away with a tip”. The families of the victims therefore insist that compensation must be based on international standards. But Ankie Spitzer, the widow of fencing coach Andrei Spitzer, revealed to the Israeli TV channel i24 News that it’s not just about the money. “We finally want to know what happened to our husbands. You have been lying to us for 20 years.”

Irrespective of one’s stance on the rejection of the apparently offered compensation payment in the rumored amount, the federal government seems to be aware that a commemoration ceremony without the victims’ families and high-ranking political representatives from Israel would be a farce. In Berlin, for the first time, there is now a political acknowledgment of guilt.

Images of terrorists in balaclavas and sweatpants on the balconies of the Olympic Village have surfaced around the world, showing the extent of the police defeat. Only as a result of the Olympic coup was the GSG 9 created in Germany for anti-terrorist operations. A memorial to the victims of the 1972 Olympic attack was erected in Munich, as was the memorial at Fürstenfeldbruck Airport.

Author of the article: Marek Wojcik

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