Top 10 Facts About Joachim “Jochen” Peiper

His rise to prominence within the National Socialist Party occurred quickly, and he held important positions as a member of the SS by the ages of 18 and 19 years old. Peiper spent his adulthood rising through the ranks of the SS, and in doing so, racked up many accomplishments — and many deaths of his nation’s enemies.

Post-World War II, Peiper spent his years in prison and sitting on trial for his actions, leaving behind a legacy of alleged war crimes. Yet Joachim Peiper lived a life filled with interesting moments and facts beyond his work as an SS official. These are ten facts about Peiper that offer insight into the man, the SS legend.

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