1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler

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1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (LSSAH) began as Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard. It eventually grew into an elite division-sized unit during World War II and became part of the Waffen-SS. It participated in many different battles during the war.

The unit may be most known for alleged involvement by some members in the Malmedy massacre. There are also various other claims of killings of POWs by unit members, which may be problematic for reasons similar to those discussed in the article on the Malmedy massacre. As the unit was an elite unit used in pro-German propaganda, claims of atrocities by the unit also had great anti-German propaganda value.

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