Munich '72 and Beyond | Memorial for Munich Massacre 43 Years On
The Munich Memorial dedicated to the 1972 Olympic Tragedy suggests that memory is a critical & contemporary action capable of far more hope than grief.
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One of the eight Palestinian terrorists comprising the Black September group stands on a balcony of the Olympic village during a standoff after they kidnapped nine members of the Israeli Olympic team and killed two others September 5, 1972 in Munich, Germany. Credit: Getty Images

Memorial for Munich Massacre 43 Years On

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Its been more than 40 years since two members of the Israeli Olympic team were killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

Now, a new film is re-examining the events of September 1972 – the attacks, the deaths and the legacy.

The film’s director Stephen Crisman, says his work is about “peeling back layers”.

Work has now started on a permanent memorial to the events of 1972, and Crisman says the chosen design will be particularly emotive.

Written by Ed Harry and originally published in BBC World Service, Sportshour