The Malmedy Massacre
The field where 84 American POWs lay frozen after being shot 17 Dec 44 by German SS Troopers. In spite of sixty-plus years of extensive research, the details of the atrocity remain obscure.
What is There to See?  The Baugnez crossroads includes a memorial to the victims, the field where the massacre took place, and a Baugnez 44 Historical Center which opened in Dec 07. 

How Long Does it Take? Malmedy/Baugnez is about 200 km from Ramstein and takes about 2 hours. Plan on 20-30 minutes outside, and several hours in the museum.

Directions: Malmedy is northwest of Ramstein in eastern Belgium, directly off the Autobahn to Liege. Baugnez is only a few kms past Malmedy. Click below for complete directions/map.

Food/Parking: The museum includes a small restaurant, plus a "Fritterie" is adjacent to the site. Numerous restaurants are available in Malmedy. Parking is not a problem but there are no restrooms at the outdoor memorial wall.

What Else Do I Need to Know? The museum is open from 1000-1800 every day; the memorial wall and field can be seen at any time. If you're planning a trip, the Malmedy site is only one of many important Battle of the Bulge sites in the immediate area. At the least, a visit to the Hotel du Moulin/memorial site in nearby Ligneuville is worth the time. The "Fortified Goose Egg" area of the 106th Infantry Division with bunkers and artillery sites is on the way near Prum/Winterspelt. Stavelot, Houffalize, and Spa are all near Malmedy depending on your time and interests.

MORE INFORMATION:
Map/Directions
Baugnez 44 Historical Center
Malmedy Memorial Wall
Witness to War:  Malmedy Survivor Ted Paluch
Witness to War: 99th ID POWs Al Goldstein & Frank Garret
Official US ARMY Center for Military History Account of the Massacre
Interesting account of the Massacre from HistoryNet site
First Person Accounts of the Massacre from the 285th FA Observation Battalion
A new book on Joachim Peiper - check out a sample on Danny Parker's military history website
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