October 29, 1972 – from a documentary titled “One Day in September” narrated by Michael Douglas.
Germany either gave in to terrorist demands or as many, including one of the terrorists, believe colluded with the terrorists.
Black September, the Palestinian terror group that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, was allowed by the German government to hijack a passenger jet two months later to provide a ‘cover story’ for the release of the three gunmen captured at the scene.
According to One Day in September – an Oscar-nominated documentary which is to be released in Britain in May – Bonn indicated to the terrorist group that it would give in to their demands should a certain aircraft – carrying no women and children – be hijacked. The Germans were keen to release the three jailed terrorists to avoid Black September…
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