Assault on the republic? The Oktoberfestassassination in Munich 1980 (2009)
 Assault on the republic? The Oktoberfestassassination in Munich 1980

Authors: Frank Gutermuth and Wolfgang Schoen

Assault on the republic? The Oktoberfestassassination in Munich 1980 (2009)

Assault on the republic? The Oktoberfestassassination in Munich 1980 (2009)

September 26th, 1980. About 10:20 p.m. a yellow-reddish column of firelights the entrance to the Theresienwiese,  place of the yearly Munich Oktoberfest. A huge explosion brings death to 13 people, injuring 211 badly – this is the devastating result of the worst bomb attack inGermany’s post-war history.

Today, 26 years after the incident, inconsistencies and oddities remain. The case of the“Bomb of Munich” is not really resolved. On the contrary:

Victims, attorneys and journalists have discovered serious mistakes and sloppiness in theinvestigations – they are pressing for a reopening of the case. For many of the persons directly involved, this bomb attack is still part of their lives - of a life thereafter. They have joinedtogether in order not to not be alone with the pictures. To this day, they are convinced: there was a covered-up, there were lies. Why?  Especially the victims are the focus on our “search for truth”. Most of them are still traumatised today. Why have they lost their children, their spouses? Why did friends and acquaintances haveto die? Why this unbearable physical and mental pain? The truth has to be finally found – in order to go on living. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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