In the dispute with the relatives of the victims of the Munich Olympic attack 50 years ago, there is an agreement on compensation payments. The federal government announced this on Wednesday in Berlin.
According to this, an agreement was reached “on an overall concept” including “the provision of further recognition services”, as government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit explained. According to information from the AFP news agency from government circles, it is about 28 million euros.
The federal government will therefore assume 22.5 million euros of the payments in recognition of the suffering of the bereaved, the state of Bavaria will pay five million euros. Another 500,000 euros come from the Bavarian capital Munich.
The Düsseldorf law firm of former Interior Minister Gerhart Baum (FDP) also confirmed the agreement to AFP. After “intensive negotiations” a “compromise” was reached, said the head of the chancellery, Julius Reiter. A team led by Baum had therefore been commissioned by the relatives.
According to Hebestreit, after the agreement, the representatives of the relatives will take part in the memorial service planned for Monday in Munich, which will commemorate the 1972 assassination. The government “now looks forward to a dignified commemoration together with the relatives at the event on September 5, 2022”.
The conflict with them had escalated in the past few weeks, and they then canceled their participation in the memorial service.