Film contribution by Dr. Florian Hartleb in the Sky documentary The Munich Shots


This documentary is only available in German


A city in fear

On July 22, 2016, a shocking assassination attempt terrifies Munich: an 18-year-old shoots nine people at the Olympia shopping center and executes himself shortly before being arrested. Numerous rumors quickly circulate on social networks, as alleged shootings are also reported in other places in the city – terror fear grips the entire urban area. However, the alleged terrorist attack was the act of an individual with a right-wing extremist background. How did the student develop his deep-rooted racism? Where did he get the weapon and what role did the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik play in the crime?

Interviews with witnesses and experts

The four-part Sky Original “July 22 – The Munich Shots” sheds light on the attack from all angles with statements from experts in the fields of police, forensics, medicine, extremism and psychology.


“July 22 – The Munich Shots” was produced by Jochen Köstler and Jan Klophaus of Constantin Dokumentation and directed by the Student Academy Award-winning Johannes Preuss.



Dr. Florian Hartleb is Research Director at the European Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Conflict Prevention (EICTP).  As an official expert of the City of Munich (with access to files), he is largely responsible for the fact that the OEZ attack in Munich on July 22, 2016 is now considered a right-wing extremist political act.