Jochen peiper, panzer leader, casemate publishers and book distributors. He found a job in the car industry and moved to france, where he translated history books. A new biography of himmlers ss commander by jens westemeier, 9780764326592, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Using westemeier for anything is just asking for trouble. Born in berlin on 30 january 1915, joachim peiper came from a military family. After the war peiper was found guilty for war crimes and sentenced to life, but in 1956 he was secretly freed on parole. German military officer, also known as jochen peiper. Joachim peiper 30 january 1915 14 july 1976, also known as jochen peiper, was a. It seems to be that any books that give a negative view of the waffenss such as valhallas warriors by goldsworthy come in for sustained, but unwarranted criticism.
Joachim peiper 30 january 1915 14 july 1976, also known as jochen peiper, was a member of the german ss and a war criminal who was responsible for the 1944 malmedy massacre of american prisoners of war. Westemeiers book, examining the life of jochaim peiper, a tank commander in the 1st waffenss division leibstandarte ss adolf hitler, whose notoriety stems. Jochen peiper, quoted in a travelers guide to the battle for the german frontier by charles whiting lt. Joachim peiper on the witness stand, june 17, 1946 the malmedy massacre proceedings were conducted like a u. A lot of the stuff in the article, such as peipers nsdap membership, can easily be refuted by using westemeier himself, using the first biography that he wrote less than ten years before the second, joachim peiper 19151976. The fact that peiper was first commander of the armoured infantry battalion and then of the armoured regiment did put him in a very favourable position to command missions forming up the notorius kampfgruppe peiper. May 22, 2015 joachim peiper was a ss officer most associated with the malmedy massacre during the battle of the bulge fought during the winter of 19441945. From our membership agreement lulu is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds, experience, and professions can publish, sell, or buy creative content such as novels, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks, technical manuals, articles, photography books, childrens books, calendars, and a host of other content that defies easy categorization. The wartime years of ss leader jochen peiper, 194144. Joachim jochen peiper 30 january 1915 14 july 1976, field officer in the waffenss during world war ii and personal adjutant to reichsfuhrerss heinrich himmler between november 1940 and august 1941. A biography of himmlers ss commander 9780764326592. A new biography of himmlers ss commander in this new historical investigation, german historian jens westemeier portrays.
Ssstandartenfuhrer, with the same sources available to him. Oct 21, 2015 german waffenschutzstaffel waffenss officer. Infantry division g2 periodic report n198 dated december 30, 1944. Joachim peiper, commander of the 1st ss panzer regiment lssah. Joachim peiper, jens westemeier shop online for books in. The result is a highly readable and scholarly account with the first complete picture of joachim peiper. He was a field officer in the waffenss during world war ii and personal adjutant to reichsfuhrerss heinrich himmler between november 1940 and august 1941. Those wounded americans still breathing as they lay on the bloodreddened snow got a bullet in the head from the luger of a waffenss. Joachim peiper testifies before the american military. Ss commander by jens westemeier 20070410 gebundene ausgabe 1. A biography of himmlers ss commander by jens westemeier. If our own infantry had broken through by 0700 as originally planned, my answer is yes, i think we might have reached the meuse in one day. Apr 15, 2007 the result is a highly readable and scholarly account with the first complete picture of joachim peiper. Joachim peiper on the witness stand, june 17, 1946 the malmedy massacre proceedings were conducted like a us army court martial, except that only a twothirds majority vote by the panel of 8 judges was needed for conviction.
His rise to prominence within the nazi party occurred quickly, and he held important positions as a member of the ss by the ages of 18 and 19 years old. Joachim peiper was a psychopath and a fascist crackpot. In 1976 a former french resistant recognized peiper and revealed to the media who joachim peiper really was. Jan 01, 1988 joachim jochen peiper remains one of the most enigmatic figures of world war ii. The reason i only gave 4 stars is that, in my opinion, any book on military affairs should include maps. Peiper actually volunteered for classes in torture at dachau. Peiper fought on both the eastern front against the red army and the western front against the western allies, and he won the knights cross of the iron cross with oak. It will give you the warts and all story of peiper and doesnt candy coat it with the pure military. The perseus books group, cambridge, ma 2016, isbn 0306824558.
Jochen peiper, panzer leader reprint by michael reynolds isbn. On december 10, 1943, peipers style of command hit rock bottom, directly under the eyes of his patron and leibstandarte commander teddy wisch. Hinrich peiper previous president for drkw finance inc. Jochen peiper, justice denied by david g williams paperback. People love their stories because they want to hear about peiper the master tactician. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Observations of an american field officer who escaped from. Observations of an american field officer who escaped from the 1st ss panzer division adolf hitler. Army court martial, except that only a twothirds majority vote by the panel of 8 judges was needed for conviction. Zero of the companies are still active while the remaining three are now listed as inactive. Rising through the ranks of the prewar waffenss, he fought on all fronts with the leibstandartess adolf hitler and spearheaded the german offensive during the battle of the bulge at age 28. Standartenfuhrer joachim peiper 30 january 1915 july 1976, more often known as jochen peiper from the common german nickname for joachim, was a senior waffenss officer in world war ii and a convicted war criminal. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Postwar world logo northern ireland since 1945second edition wichert colophon outside trim.
Westemeirs research also includes the representation of the german war effort in popular culture. What happened following your company of initial plans on 14 december 1944. Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages see wikiquote. The companies were formed over a thirteen year period with the most recent being incorporated nineteen years ago in march of 2001. The 18yearold berliner joachim peiper enlisted the ss in october 1933 and was.
On july 1938, peiper worked directly for ssleader heinrich himmler and became his first adjutant. Joachim jochen peiper arguably was the world war ii german equivalent of americas audie murphy, who won virtually every combat award in the books. Hitlers warrior is good reading hitlers warrior is a fitting title in that ss col. About the author 2007 jens westemeier is a german historian and author who specialises in military history and the history of the nazi era.
Top 10 facts about ssstandartenfuhrer joachim peiper. During his ss officer training, peiper actually volunteered for classes in torture at dachau inside the infamous jewish concentration camp. The life and wars of ss colonel jochen peiper by danny s. In the radomyschl region, advancing in the general direction of the south, after crossing a ridge, peipers armoured group faced a soviet defensive position. A young teenager when hitler first rose to power in his home nation of germany, peiper joined the ss after serving as a member of the hitler youth. The 18yearold berliner joachim peiper enlisted the ss in october 1933 and was soon assigned to the elite of this force, the leibstandarte ss adolf hitler. Commissioned in the ss in 1936, he served on heinrich himmlers personal staff but sought a combat. Dec 04, 2011 in doing some research on joachim peiper and the malmedy massacre trial, i came across the harry turtledove wiki on harry turtledove is a novelist who writes alternative history novels like the man with the iron heart in which the fictional joachim peiper takes over a fictional german resistance group after the fictional reinhard. In 2014, westemeier researched the waffenss past of the german romanist and academic hans robert jau.
This unit amalgamated fanatic soldiers under the command of sepp dietrich. Hinrich peiper overview hinrich peiper has been associated with three companies, according to public records. A new biography of himmlers ss commander jens westemeier on. Now, a previously little understood waffenss icon comes to life in a book. Apr 27, 2015 an older joachim peiper sitting with his wife sigurd, and his daughter elke at a restaurant in stuttgart, 1960. Now, a previously little understood waffenss icon comes to life in a book that is at once an important contribution for our understanding of world war ii history, as well as the place of the waffenss in hitlers third reich. A biography of himmlers ss commander by jens westemeier isbn. Joachim peiper, horoscope for birth date 30 january 1915. Sep 11, 2010 the title of this post comes from a quote on a blog which you can read here. Ato those who understand, no explanation is necessary. Jan 06, 2017 one of three sons of a german army officer, joachim peiper was born in berlin on 30 january 1915. First impressions are that it is a very well laid out and written book which opens.
Under the pen name of rainer buschmann, he translated books devoted to military history from english to german. He has published several books on topics relating to the waffenss and its personnel and commanders. Joachim peiper, 30 january 1915 in berlin 14 july 1976 in traves, hautesaone, also known as jochen peiper, was a military officer of nazi germany during world war ii. Joachim peiper simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They, along with peiper s father and 2 brothers horst and hasso, share a family grave in the church cemetary in schondorf am ammersee, a small village near munich. Jochen peiper, the main one of the 73 accused in the malmedy massacre military tribunal proceedings, was not a member of the nazi party, although he had joined the hitler youth as a young boy and then, at the age of 19, applied for admission to the elite waffenss in 1934. So he was an ss officer in command of a battle group but he wasnt a tankcommander. He was well educated and was fluent in both english and french. The wartime years of ss leader jochen peiper, 194144 by danny s parker isbn.
The ii ss panzer corps was moved north to belgorod in preparation for the upcoming summer offensive operation citadel. He joined the hitler youth with his brother horst, and the two would also go on to join the ss with joachim taking his oath in 1935. Jan 22, 2010 an ss massacre was underway on the killing field at malmedy. You wont find that info in the books written by agte, williamson, or any of the other authors who portray peiper as a shining knight. This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the axis nations and related topics hosted by the axis history factbook in cooperation with christian ankerstjernes panzerworld and christoph awenders ww2 day by day. Genealogy profile for joachim peiper joachim peiper deceased genealogy genealogy for joachim peiper deceased family tree on geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. The wartime years of ss leader jochen peiper, 1941. Created by the ss press office first and the hiag later.1282 542 1602 1387 963 60 1486 1150 1648 184 46 521 718 1621 74 565 1547 459 315 1515 161 1218 1521 1625 446 128 814 59 342 262 478 393 1672 493 94 774 93 650 1116 723 1314 551 1446