Munich Massacre

1972 Olympics

Being the first Olympics held in Germany since the Nazi rule, athletes from Israel and their trainers were already nervous about coming. The Olympics started out very smoothly, but on September 5th at 4:30 in the morning eight members of a Palestinian terrorist group climbed over the six foot fence, and started making their way to the Israeli athletes. They held the athletes captive and demanded that 234 prisoners released, or else they would kill the athletes. After their demands weren't being met, they took the hostages to an airport where they were met by snipers. Seeing that they can't win the terrorists kill the remaining hostages. In the end all the Israeli athletes were killed.