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Munich ‘72 And Beyond

Airs Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Israeli athletes walk into the stadium with their flag at the Munich Summer O...

Credit: Courtesy of Munich Memorial/ Crisman Films and Sidewinder Films

Above: Israeli athletes walk into the stadium with their flag at the Munich Summer Olympics, 1972, Munich, Germany.

On Sept. 5, 1972, Palestinian extremists infiltrated the athletes’ dorms at the Munich Summer Olympics to take 11 Israeli athletes hostage and eventually murdered them all before being killed or captured by the German police.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer killed in Munich

Room where hostages were held in Olympics Village in 1972, Munich, Germany.

Award- winning filmmaker Stephen Crisman revisits that tragic day in chilling detail through new interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians, as well as family members, eyewitnesses, Olympic authorities and government officials. An intensely emotional account of the first act of modern terrorism viewed worldwide as it unfolded, "Munich ’72 And Beyond" exposes shocking new information about the tragic events and their devastating aftermath, as well as chronicling the four-decade-long struggle to create a public memorial to the victims of the massacre.

VICTIMS OF THE 1972 MUNICH OLYMPIC ATTACK:

  • David Berger, Weightlifter on the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Anton Fliegerbauer, West German Police Officer
  • Ze’ev Friedman, Weightlifter on the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Yossef Gutfreund, Wrestling Referee for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Eliezer Halfin, Wrestler on the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Yossef Romano, Weightlifter on the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Kehat Shorr, Shooting Coach for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Amitzur Shapira, Track Coach for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Mark Slavin, Wrestler on the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Andre Spitzer, Fencing Coach for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Yakov Springer, Weightlifting Coach for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team
  • Moshe Weinberg, Wrestling Coach for the 1972 Israeli Olympic Team

Related article: Families of 1972 Munich Victims Find New Hope for Remembrance

“Munich '72 and Beyond” is on Facebook, Flickr and Google +.

CREDITS:

A production of Crisman Films & Sidewinder Films. Director, Writer and Executive Producer is Stephen Crisman. Produced by Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich. Executive Producer: Michael Cascio. Co-Writer & Editor: David Bret Egen. Camera: Gordy Waterman. Co-Writer and Co-Producer: Jeff Calman. Associate Producer: Kaley Belval. Narrator: Jason Willinger. Composer: Daniel Heath.

Munich '72 And Beyond Trailer

We must remember. Forty-three years after the terrorist attack at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, a memorial honoring the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed in the attack is finally being constructed in Munich. As this monument of remembrance is created, we learn the true events of that day and take a step towards healing.

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