October 7, 1949 – East Germany created

October 7, 1949 – East Germany created

Less than five months after Great Britain, the United States, and France established the Federal Republic of Germany in West Germany, the Democratic Republic of Germany is proclaimed within the Soviet occupation zone.

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September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich

September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich

At Furstenfeldbruck air base near Munich, an attempt by West German police to rescue nine Israeli Olympic team members held hostage by Palestinian terrorists ends in disaster. In an extended firefight that began at 11 p.m. and lasted until 1:30 a.m., all nine Israeli hostages were killed, as were five terrorists and one German policeman. … Continue reading “September 6, 1972 – More Israeli hostages killed in Munich”

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