The Malmedy massacre was a war crime 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 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 trials were the focus of some controversy.
This is one of the ten Waffen-SS members accused by regular German army soldiers (who beat two of them, including the man seen here) of killing American prisoners of war at Malmedy, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge (May 7, 1945). The Malmedy massacre was a war crime in which 84 captured Americans were murdered on December 17, 1944 by members of SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper. The massacre, plus others committed by the same unit, was prosecuted as part of the Dachau Trials of 1946.