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…

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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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.

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.

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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.

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)

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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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.

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.

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Blogged: one page from The Battle of the Bulge, the Malmedy massacre. #WW2  Source - The Battle of the Bulge

Blogged: one page from The Battle of the Bulge, the Malmedy massacre. #WW2 Source - The Battle of the Bulge

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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.

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

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

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