Munich Olympic Memorial: “Before, during, and after the attack, Germany displayed a systemic pattern of neglect, still unacknowledged by its government”

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Munich’s New Memorial to the Slain Israeli Athletes is Meaningless and Offensive
by Liel Leibovitz
September 6, 2017

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin and German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier unveiled a memorial in Munich today commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists in the city’s Olympic village 45 years ago this week. The memorial cost more than $2.7 million to erect, and features black-and-white photographs of the victims, including a German police officer killed in a botched attempt to rescue the hostages. Both leaders called the tribute “overdue,” and it is. It’s also, sadly, deeply misguided and offensive. READ MORE

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