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Sepp Dietrich (1892–1966)

Born in 1892 in Bavaria, Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich came of age during Imperial Germany's height of power in the early 20th century. After leaving primary school, he became an apprentice butcher. In 1911 he joined a Bavarian artillery regiment, but left the army some months later when he was invalided out due to injuries received in a fall from a ... See full bio »

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Triumph of the Will
Triumph of the Will Himself - Commander of the SS-Leibstandarten
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 1941 Die Leibstandarte SS-Adolf Hitler im Einsatz (Short)
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 1935 Triumph of the Will (Documentary)
Himself - Commander of the SS-Leibstandarten
 1932 Hitler über Deutschland (Documentary)
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 2010 Hitler's Bodyguard (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Poison Gas Plot in the Bunker (2010) ... Himself
- Hitler's Dangerous Train Journeys (2010) ... Himself
- Flights Into Danger (2010) ... Himself
- Kill Hitler Before War Starts (2010) ... Himself
 2005 Über Galgen wächst kein Gras (Video documentary)
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 2002 Gladiators of World War II (TV Series documentary)
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- Waffen-SS (2002) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1999 Television Under the Swastika (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - at Karinhall Behind Himmler (uncredited)
 1995 The Champagne Safari (Documentary)
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 1983 Zelig
Himself - with Hitler and Streicher (uncredited)
 1977 Hitler, a Career (Documentary)
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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On Dec. 17, 1944, an SS unit under his command captured an American army unit during the Battle of the Bulge. The SS unit's commander, Col. Joachim Peiper, ordered them to be executed, and 84 men were shot to death by an SS execution squad. After the war Dietrich was tried for the crime, as he was the overall commander, and in 1946 he was sentenced to life in prison, but that sentence was later ... See more »

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