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The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany / Edition 1
     

The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany / Edition 1

by Kay Schiller
 

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ISBN-10: 0520262158

ISBN-13: 9780520262157

Pub. Date: 08/03/2010

Publisher: University of California Press


The 1972 Munich Olympics—remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team—were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of the Third Reich. That hope was all but obliterated in the early hours of September 5, when gun-wielding Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli team. In the

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The 1972 Munich Olympics—remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team—were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of the Third Reich. That hope was all but obliterated in the early hours of September 5, when gun-wielding Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli team. In the first cultural and political history of the Munich Olympics, Kay Schiller and Christopher Young set these Games into both the context of 1972 and the history of the modern Olympiad. Delving into newly available documents, Schiller and Young chronicle the impact of the Munich Games on West German society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520262157
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Urban, State, and National Capital: Buying, Paying for, and Selling the Games 24

3 The Legacy of Berlin 1936 and the German Past: Problems and Possibilities 56

4 Germany on the Drawing Board: Architecture, Design, and Ceremony 87

5 After "1968": 1972 and the Youth of the World 127

6 East versus West: German-German Sporting Tensions from Hallstein to Ostpolitik 157

7 The End of the Games: Germany, the Middle East, and the Terrorist Attack 187

8 Conclusion: Olympic Legacies 221

Notes 241

Bibliography 311

Index 329

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