Germany preparing compensation for bereaved from 1972 Munich Olympics

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The German government announced plans on Wednesday to offer compensation to the families of the victims of the 1972 Olympics Munich Massacre. A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry confirmed media reports that had suggested such an offer was in the works, adding that talks are being conducted in private with representatives of the victims’ families. The “serious consequences for the bereaved, both in an immaterial and in a material sense,” are being reconsidered, the spokesperson said. In addition to compensation payments, the Interior Ministry announced it would form a commission of German …

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