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MALMEDY MASSACRE - December17 1944, 85 American P.O.W.s were murdered by their German Captors. This photo was taken upon the discovery of their bodys on January 14 1945.

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Bodies of U.S. officers and soldiers slain by the Nazis after capture near Malmedy, Belgium. - NARA - 196544.jpg

SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper, commander of the 1st SS Panzer Regiment LSSAdolf Hitler. He is shown here as a SS-Sturmbannführer. mars 1943

The highly decorated SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper, 1.SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Peiper was convicted of war crimes and is mainly remembered as being complicit in the Malmedy massacre when on December 17th, 125 Americans were captured and gunned down by Peiper's men and was also accused of being complicit in the murder of another nineteen unarmed and captured Americans at Honsfeld and another 50 Americans at Büllingen.

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