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The Malmedy massacre, near the Belgian town by the same name, in which 80 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors during World War II. The massacre was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division), a German combat unit, during the Battle of the Bulge.

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The Malmedy massacre was a war crime in which 84 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors during World War II. The massacre was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division), a German combat unit, during the Battle of the Bulge. The massacre, as well as others committed by the same unit on the same day and following days, was the subject of the Malmedy massacre trial, part of the Dachau Trials of 1946. The…

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A GI surveys the scene of the Malmedy massacre. The victims' bodies were preserved under the snow until Allied forces recaptured the area in January 1945.

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Joachim Peiper (1915-1976) was a an SS-Standartenführer in the Waffen-SS during WWII and personal adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 and August 1941. (Colourised)

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Joachim Peiper with female translator, w:Malmedy massacre War Crimes Trial.

The Malmedy Massacre. Germans open fire on 113 American POWs.

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Members of the 3200 Graves Registration Unit loading bodies from the Malmedy Massacre.

Bodies of American POWs killed at Baugnez, december 1944 (The Malmedy Massacre).

Joachim Peiper was a field officer in the Waffen-SS during WWII . he was an…

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Soldiers carrying the body of a victim of the Malmedy Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge.

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