Many world leaders have asked the Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence for the 40th anniversary of the victims of the Munich olympics. The Munich massacre is an informal name for a terrorist attack that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black September.[ Shortly after the crisis began, the Palestinians demanded the release of 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails. They also demanded the release of all members of the German Red Army Faction being held in German prisons. Black September called the operation “Ikrit and Biram”,after two Christian Palestinian villages whose inhabitants were expelled by the Haganah in 1948.
The kidnappers killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and a West German police officer. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt. The three surviving assassins were captured, but later released by West Germany following the hijacking by Black September of a Lufthansa Flight 181 airliner. Israel responded to the killings with Operation Spring of Youth and Operation Wrath of God, during which Palestinians suspected of involvement in the massacre were systematically tracked down and killed by Israeli intelligence and special forces.
We spoke with the David Kramer founder of Nu about their T-shirt campaign to help bring this important cause to the forefront. NU Campaign supports global causes & charitable organizations through the sale of unique designer t-shirts.
On the inside of every NU shirt, a unique message is printed by your HEART. This way, every time YOU wear your shirt, you feel inspired to carry it close to you and represent it out