Joachim Peiper and his vicious bunch of SS thugs marched U.S. 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion into a field near Malmedy in January 1945 and shot them. There were also a series of other massacres of U.S. soldiers which were attributed to Peiper. The Nazis were brought to justice in a very messy way. The investigators were accused of physically beating up the defendants, extracting false confessions. Though they were all fond guilty, such was the outcry against the prosecution's methods in the U.S., none of them were sentenced to death. Instead, they were sent to prison.
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