Peiper Quotes

“Why didn’t you [referring to Americans] join us in fighting the Russians?” Peiper really went on about the Russians. He didn’t use inflammatory language, but the Russians, he really hated.”  – Peiper was talking to Judith Mutke (Source of Quote Danny Parker)

“It’s a long way to Tipperary boys!” – Jochen Peiper!

“Where we were standing was Germany and as far as my tank gun reached was my kingdom! … Our vision always has been the Dream of Reich!” – Jochen Peiper

“Never forget that the first European fell in the ranks of the Waffen-SS, that those killed after the war mostly came from our ranks” – Jochen Peiper

 “History is always written by the victor, and the histories of the losing parties belong to the shrinking circle of those who were there.” – Jochen Peiper

“schreite mit stolzer geringschatzung durch den pfuhl menschlicher unzulassigkeit”  – Jochen Peiper

(English: “stride with proud disdain through the swamp of human inadmissibility”)

“My men are the products of total war, grown up in the streets of scattered towns without any education. The only thing they knew was to handle weapons for the Reich. They were young people with a hot heart and the desire to win or die: right or wrong – my country. When seeing today the defendants in the dock, don’t believe them to be the old Kampfgruppe Peiper. All of my old friends and comrades have gone before. The real outfit is waiting for me in Valhalla.” – Jochen Peiper

“I recognize that after the battles of Normandy my unit was composed mainly of young, fanatical soldiers. A good deal of them had lost their parents, their sisters and brothers during the bombing. They had seen for themselves in Köln thousands of mangled corpses after a terror raid had passed. Their hatred for the enemy was such; I swear it and I could not always keep it under control.” – Jochen Peiper

“Die verdammt ingenieure! Die verdammt ingenieure!” – Jochen Peiper [Meuse River]


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