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 trials w
American prisoners of war are marched back into Germany after their capture during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944. The initial surrender of the 422nd and 423rd infantry regiments was the largest mass U.S. surrender of World War II. U.S. Army photo.