PEIPER, JOACHIM: Joachim Peiper - Independent online - Nazi Hunters TV -
133,667. The action [gassing] was done before a circle of invited guests … The insane were lead into a prepared casement the door of which had a Plexiglas window. After the door was closed, one could see how, in the beginning, the insane still laughed and talked to each other. But, soon they sat down on the straw, obviously under the influence of the gas … Very soon, they no longer moved. Joachim Peiper, cited Danny S Parker, The Wartime Years of SS Leader Jochen Peiper 2014
133,668. The US military has used a glamorised image of a Nazi war criminal who led an infamous massacre during the Battle of the Bulge to kick off a photo-series commemorating the Allied victory’s anniversary, drawing a furious reaction on social media.
Joachim Peiper was a personal assistant to Heinrich Himmler and the chief of a German combat unit that murdered at least 84 American prisoners of war during the Nazis’ failed final offensive on the Western front.
Peiper and 72 others in his unit were later convicted of war crimes for the Malmedy massacre, which saw them assemble dozens of surrendered American troops in the snow and open fire without warning on the second day of the five-week Battle of the Bulge. Independent online article 17 December 2019
28,223. January 1945: the Allies are winning the war against the Third Reich. But in the bitter cold of the Belgium winter American soldiers are about to make a gruesome discovery: close to the town of Malmedy they find evidence of a terrible crime. Eighty-two American servicemen are dead. Nazi Hunters: The Peiper – The Murderer of Malmedy
28,224. Attention quickly focuses on elite SS tank commander Joachim Peiper. ibid.
28,225. The Battle of Kursk – the greatest tank battle of all time. (Nazi & Battle) ibid.
28,226. The Battle of the Bulge – at the forefront was the might of Peiper’s first SS tank unit. (Nazi & Battle) ibid.
28,227. Protests Increase On Malmedy Trial: Charges of Brutality by War Crimes Investigators Cause Demands For Inquiry. ibid. newspaper article