The Aftermath of Munich, West Germany Olympic Games Essay

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During the 1972 Olympics games in Munich, West Germany, the German officials wanted to set a different tone to the previous game where Hitler was in power, so West Germany came to the decision to limit the officers to make the image of Germany peaceful. Of course this would have lethal consequences because although Germany may have been peaceful at the time the world specifically Palestine was anything, but peaceful. A terrorist group Black September took 11 Israeli Olympic athletes hostages and in 24 all of the hostages were dead. This was a shock to the whole world and anger fleered in Israel, which the prime minster herself set up an agency, Mossad, to target those who where directly and indirectly involved. The documentary Munich: …show more content…
During the 1972 Olympics games in Munich, West Germany, the German officials wanted to set a different tone to the previous game where Hitler was in power, so West Germany came to the decision to limit the officers to make the image of Germany peaceful. Of course this would have lethal consequences because although Germany may have been peaceful at the time the world specifically Palestine was anything, but peaceful. A terrorist group Black September took 11 Israeli Olympic athletes hostages and in 24 all of the hostages were dead. This was a shock to the whole world and anger fleered in Israel, which the prime minster herself set up an agency, Mossad, to target those who where directly and indirectly involved. The documentary Munich: Mossad’s Revenge covers the formation of the agency Mossad and how they got their targets. The director of Munich: Mossad’s Revenge tries to inform and clear up misconceptions on the subject to the audience by using firsthand accounts and using multiple point of views on the subject, which overall does inform the audience on the subject, but the director still omits important events that happen.
In Steven Spielberg film Munich, which was based on Mossad operations, depicted Mossads agents as a terrorist group just like the terrorist who killed the 11 Israeli Olympic hopefuls, which is clarified as being inaccurate in the documentary and a Mossads agent describe the film as “a Hollywood movie seen through American spectacles that distorts what
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