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Arts & Entertainment - March 14, 2014

1972 Munich Massacre survivor to speak

Olympian Dan Alon wrote book about carnage

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

The 1972 attack on the Israeli team in the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany was on everyone's minds last month as world athletes gathered in Sochi, Russia. Violence was avoided this year but for Dan Alon, horror at the Olympics happened: He was a 27-year-old Israeli fencer, awakened at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 5, 1972, by gunfire and frantic shouting.

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