President Rivlin to inaugurate memorial for Munich Massacre

Memorial for victims of 1972 Olympics Munich Massacre to be dedicated in city where terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

Mordechai Sones ,

President Reuven Rivlin
President Reuven Rivlin
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will be joined by President of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with the hosting Minister-President of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, as he inaugurates a new memorial in Munich in memory of the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and trainers murdered by terrorists in the 1972 Munich Massacre, marking 45 years since the attack. Also attending the ceremony will be members of the bereaved families, with whom the President will meet during his visit.

President Rivlin commented, “I am honored to join my honorable friend the President of Germany, to inaugurate this moving tribute to our fallen brothers. These proud sportsmen were murdered in cold blood, by vicious terrorists, and though 45 years has passed since that dark day in September, their memory is engraved in our hearts. This memorial must stand as a witness to the dangers of hatred and the cruel brutality of terrorism, as well as to the promise that those who perpetrate and support terrorism will pay the price.”