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Memo Regarding Black September Attack at 1972 Summer Olympics

This formerly classified memorandum was created by Richard T. Kennedy for United States Deputy National Security Advisor Alexander Haig on September 5, 1972. It outlines the known information regarding a terrorist attack and hostage situation that occurred that morning during the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. The event overshadowed the 1972 Summer Olympics and ultimately resulted in the deaths of two Israeli athletes and nine others held hostage by the Palestinian militant group the Black September Organization.
Richard T. Kennedy
Date of Work
September 5, 1972
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum/NARA