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Old 04-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Peiper house - then and now

HI,

The death of Joachim Peiper is an interesting issue. I came across this site with great pictures (then and now)....

He was hunted down in Traves (France) on 14 july 1976.

http://mitteleuropa.x10.mx/wk2_joachim_peiper.html

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thank you for sharing!
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Great to see these pics

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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HI,

The death of Joachim Peiper is an interesting issue.

He was hunted down in Traves (France) on 14 july 1976.
Interesting indeed, how brave of the communists to petrol bomb a 61 year old man at 01.00 and then run off - they were no doubt proud of themselves for this heroic action. Were any arrests were made for this murder?

Was Peiper not living in this house quite openly - and if so was not really 'hunted down' like he was on the run or something. I am surprised that this house hasn't been levelled by the authorities to prevent it becoming a 'shrine' - only a matter of time I guess.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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yes ,interesting.........iv'e never seen those photos of the name on the street.my understanding he lived there quite openly.........dave
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"After the flames had taken, the perpetrators took flight. Jochen Peiper began to gather important papers and documents from the study to take them out of the house and into the garden in order to save them from the fire."

I have also read he was shot in the chest. True or false? The text doesn't say anything about that.
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" I have also read he was shot in the chest. True or false? The text doesn't say anything about that.
I also read that he became involved in a gunfight with the attackers.
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You can't always trust Wikipedia, but on Wikipedia it says about Peiper;

"During the night from 13 July to 14 July 1976 a gunfight took place at Peiper's house, in which Peiper was shot several times and his house was set on fire. In the ruin Peiper's charred corpse was later found with a bullet in the chest"
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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"After the flames had taken, the perpetrators took flight. Jochen Peiper began to gather important papers and documents from the study to take them out of the house and into the garden in order to save them from the fire."

I have also read he was shot in the chest. True or false? The text doesn't say anything about that.
No, he did not have a gun wound. This can be read in the Agte- article.

The roof / floor burned and collapsed on Peiper. This wound was caused by the collapse.

It wasn't smart to go in and out the burning wooden house for picking up some paperwork.

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g. I am surprised that this house hasn't been levelled by the authorities to prevent it becoming a 'shrine' - only a matter of time I guess.
I wouldnt worry about neo nazis...

But i would worry about "collectors" start to dig around his house or take bits of it as "souvenirs"

Probably already happened.
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Was there some reason why he decided to reside in France rather than Germany? To me, it would seem to be foolhardy to live in a country that was subjected to atrocities by the SS. It was stated that he was killed by communists. I believe that the French resistance, the FFI, was largely communist. It looks to me like he was killed for revenge.
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Yes not a smart move by him he was asking for trouble, should have
kept a low profile in Germany people have a long memory
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Maybe there is more info within the book of Agte.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #15
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This is a little off topic but a tidbit about Pieper. During the 50th anniversary of D-Day, C-Span was covering the ceremonies in Normandy. Many veterans were interviewed and talked about their experiences. One of them was an Army nurse from Chicago who served in a medical unit near where Pieper and his men were being held for trial for the Malmady massacre. She treated him for some ailment and as a token of thanks, he gave her his LAH cuff band which she had in her scrapbook and showed off. I'll bet she got some big offers after that.
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