CLUB050 Fritz Kraemer

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SS Brigade-Fuhrer Fritz Kraemer was transferred over from the Wehrmacht to act as an operational  staff officer for the SS by Sepp Dietrich. He served with the 1st SS division before being transferred over to the 12th SS Division, eventually replacing Hubert Meyer as its commander. He then moved to the 6th Panzer army for the Bulge campaign and after the war was convicted of being partially responsible for the Malmedy massacre. His implied guilt seems to have mainly stemmed from being directly under the command of Dietrich, he was given a 10 year sentence whereas Dietrich was sentenced to death for his part in the massacre.