Joachim Peiper was a field officer in the Waffen-SS during World War II & personal adjutant to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 & August 1941. By 1945, he was an SS-Standartenführer & the Waffen-SS’s youngest regimental colonel. He was convicted of war crimes committed in Belgium & accused of war crimes in Italy. He was murdered in France in July 1976, after his house was attacked with Molotov cocktails...

Joachim Peiper was a field officer in the Waffen-SS during World War II & personal adjutant to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 & August 1941. By 1945, he was an SS-Standartenführer & the Waffen-SS’s youngest regimental colonel. He was convicted of war crimes committed in Belgium & accused of war crimes in Italy. He was murdered in France in July 1976, after his house was attacked with Molotov cocktails...

Joachim Peiper. Standartenführer. Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler by GLORY. The largest archive of german WWII images, via Flickr

Joachim Peiper. Standartenführer. Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler by GLORY. The largest archive of german WWII images, via Flickr

Joachim Peiper (1915-1976) was SS-Standartenführer in the Waffen-SS during World War II and personal adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 and August 1941. He was charged with war crimes involving the murder of 84 surrendered U.S. troops...

Joachim Peiper (1915-1976) was SS-Standartenführer in the Waffen-SS during World War II and personal adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 and August 1941. He was charged with war crimes involving the murder of 84 surrendered U.S. troops...

Joachim Peiper and his men in 1944.

Joachim Peiper and his men in 1944.

Joachim Peiper

Joachim Peiper

SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper (right), serving with SS-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on the Eastern Front, is photographed in conversation with another officer probably in 1943. Peiper, adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between 1940 and 1941, was Himmler's protege and one of the most aggressive young panzer commanders of WW2. He survived the war and was murdered in France in 1976.

SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper (right), serving with SS-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on the Eastern Front, is photographed in conversation with another officer probably in 1943. Peiper, adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between 1940 and 1941, was Himmler's protege and one of the most aggressive young panzer commanders of WW2. He survived the war and was murdered in France in 1976.

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