Photo Gallery: Bonn and Black September
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Photo Gallery: Bonn and Black September

1972 Olympics Massacre Germany's Secret Contacts to Palestinian Terrorists

Eleven Israelis and one German police officer died in the Munich massacre of 1972, when Palestinian terrorists took Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympics. Now, government documents suggest that Germany maintained secret contacts with the organizers of the attack for years afterward and appeased the Palestinians to prevent further bloodshed on German soil.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan