Germany and the state of Bavaria were warned about a possible terror attack one month before the 1972 Munich massacre, but failed to prevent the killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics, the German weekly Der Spiegel claimed Sunday.
The weekly’s leading story, titled, “Olympic secret case: the Munich attack – and how the state covered up its failure,” claims that Germany and the state of Bavaria committed “grave errors,” whose true scale “is still kept secret.”
Eleven Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered on September 5, 1972, in Munich, as well as a German police officer. Three of the eight terrorists, belonging to the Palestinian Black September organization, survived the failed rescue attempt of the German police. Read more.