Munich '72 and Beyond

About the Show

During the second week of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, fear and worry had already been expressed by some over the safety of Israeli competitors. Then, on 5 September, eight members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's Black September faction scaled the fence into the Olympic Village armed with assault rifles, pistols and grenades. This documentary tells the story of the Munich Massacre in which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and subsequently killed. The programme includes personal interviews with those related to the murdered athletes and documents the building of a memorial 44 years later.