Munich massacre

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Munich massacre
Front view of the Israeli apartment at the 1972 Olympic
Games in Munich, where the athletes were held
hostage during the Munich massacre. (2007)
Official name Munich massacre
Year 1972
Date 09/05
Date 09/06
Place West Germany
Place Europe
Story Perps/s Black September

Official summary

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a German police officer.

Shortly after the crisis began, a Black September spokesman demanded that 234 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel and the German held founders of the Red Army Faction, Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, be released.

Black September called the operation "Iqrit and Biram", after two Palestinian Christian villages whose inhabitants were expelled by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. The Black September commander, Luttif Afif, was born to Jewish and Christian parents. His group was associated with secular nationalism, working for the rights of Palestinians in Israel.

Police officers killed five of the eight Black September members during a failed attempt to rescue the hostages. A German policeman was also killed in the crossfire. The other three Palestinian hijackers were captured. The next month, however, following the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 615, the German government released them in a hostage exchange.

Fakeology Analysis




  • Vexmansthoughts: Munich Olympic Games attack another hoax[1]
  • Hoaxfinder: Olympic Games Munich attack[2]

Mainstream links

  • Wikipedia: 1972 Munich massacre [MSM 1]



Alleged victims

Shot during the initial break-in
Shot and killed by grenade in eastern-side helicopter D-HAQO
Shot in western-side helicopter D-HAQU
Palestinian terrorists shot dead by German police

Hoax management


Memorial plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters.


Munich Massacre by Mark Podwal, published in The New York Times in 1972
  • 1972, by Sarah Morris
  • 21 Hours at Munich
  • Munich, a 2005 American-Canadian historical drama
  • Munich: Mossad's Revenge
  • One Day in September, 1999 documentary by Kevin Macdonald; winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary
  • National Geographic Seconds From Disaster episodes
  • Sword of Gideon
  • Visions of Eight
  • Munich 1972 & Beyond, 2016 documentary film by Steven Ungerleider

See also





Mainstream links