Josef Dietrich

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Josef Dietrich

Josef "Sepp" Dietrich, (28 May 1892 - 21 April 1966) was an SS officer, a participant in the Night of the Long Knives, and a commander of Hitler's bodyguard, the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, and the 6th Panzer Army.

He was allegedly partly responsible for the alleged Malmedy massacre and was imprisoned for 10 years. See the article on this topic.

In 1957, he was convicted for his role in the Night of the Long Knives and was imprisoned for 19 months.

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