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Munich Misremembered Munich Misremembered
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Daniel Gelernter | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Forty years ago, on September 5, 1972, eight Arab terrorists broke into the Israeli apartments at the Munich Olympic village, murdered two athletes, and took nine hostage.  After a day of failed negotiations, aborted rescue attempts, and a shootout, not a single hostage survived.
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