As the nations prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, KLRU is taking the time to recognize the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics with a new documentary, Munich ’72 and Beyond.
Forty-three years ago on Sept. 5, terrorists took 11 Olympic athletes hostage at the Munich Olympics, also know as Germany’s “Happy Games,” which resulted in the massacre of all 11 Israeli athletes and one German policeman. The “Munich Massacre” quickly became a historical turning point for the Olympics, terrorism and an international audience tuned into the first international broadcast of the games.
Munich ’72 and Beyond covers chilling detail of the tragedy, its aftermath and its relevance. New evidence and never-before-seen photographs will be presented and the continuous struggle for public remembrance will be explained.
Before the release of the film, Munich ’72 and Beyond had caught the attention of The New York Times, NPR and individuals from around the world.