Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Araber ermorden 2 Israelis im Olympia-Dorf (Bild Sonderdruck). n/a.
Araber ermorden 2 Israelis im Olympia-Dorf (Bild Sonderdruck)

Araber ermorden 2 Israelis im Olympia-Dorf (Bild Sonderdruck)

Berlin: Bild-Zeitung, 1972. Broadside. Elephant Folio (22 1/2 x 15 1/2"). One page. Original cream broadside with red Bild-Zeitung logo and black lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Special print (Sonderdruck) without charge of the Bild-Zeitung, a German tabloid, on the occasion of the terrorist attack by Arabs (Black September) on Jewish athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympics. The headline reads "Arabs murder two Israelis in the Olympic Village." The broadside contains five boldly printed subtitles "Criminal attack at the Olympic Games, Two coaches shot, 13 hostages, Arab murders demand: Release of 200 terrorists, First Gangster-Ultimatum expired at 12 noon, and, IOC President Brundlage: Olympic Games will continue!" The bold design is accompanied by a three column article in the right lower corner of the broadside, giving a detailed timeline and description of the events unfolding, starting with the initial attack a five am and ending with Mark Spitz's request for police protection in a TV interview and 10:55 am. In closing the article describes the narrow and dramatic escape of the Israeli weightlifter Tuvia Sokolsky at the beginning of the attack. Eleven Israeli athletes were taken hostage and killed in this ordeal, some in the initial assault of the terrorists, the others during a failed attempt to rescue the hostages. Five of the eight members of the terrorist group Black September were killed along with one German policeman during this rescue attempt. The three captured terrorists were release a month later in a hostage exchange, following the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 615. Text in German. Four inch closed tear starting at fold going upwards. Minor wear along edges. Overall in very good condition. vg. Item #44666

Price: $500.00

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