The New York Times and the New York Daily News report on revelations shared in the film.
Ankie Spitzer, wife of Andre Spitzer, sees the room where the Israeli athletes, coaches, and officials were held hostage in Munich.
During filming sessions in Europe, producers and film crew were shocked when Ankie Spitzer shared for the first time evidence of torture endured by the 11 Israeli hostages during the terrorist attack at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
The New York Times published a story by Sam Borden featuring interviews with Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, whose husbands were victims in the attack. "
Ms. Spitzer explained that she and the family members of the other victims only learned the details of how the victims were treated 20 years after the tragedy, when German authorities released hundreds of pages of reports they previously denied existed."
"Munich '72 and Beyond" is in post-production with a release planned for early 2016. The film producers set out to tell the story of the struggles faced by the victims' survivors as they worked to have the attack and memory of their loved ones officially recognized by Olympic officials. Now, over 43 years later, a memorial is being constructed in Munich and is backed by the International Olympic Committee and The Foundation for Global Sports Development.
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