‘Leftists, Not Neo-Nazis, Helped in Munich massacre’
Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar sharply disputes ‘Der Spiegel’ article’s emphasis on the role of neo-Nazis in the attack.
A prominent political scientist has placed the blame squarely on German leftists for complicity in Black September’s murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.
Writing in the current edition of the German Jewish newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine Wochenzeitung, Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar sharply disputed a recent Der Spiegel article’s emphasis on the role of neo-Nazis in the attack, calling the news item “blown up” and nothing new.
“It was not ‘Brown [Nazi] help,’ as Der Spiegel writes, but rather a joint work of German Left radicals and Palestinian terrorists.”
Kraushaar, who has written extensively on the German Left’s involvement in attacks on Jews and Israelis, argued in his commentary that though the Munich murders were part and parcel of a merger between German Leftists and Palestinian terrorists, Der Spiegel aimed to portray them as series of murders by the extreme Right.