During the Battle of the Bulge, GIs of the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 21 December 1944.
Hitler agrees to withdraw all forces from the Ardennes, including all SS Panzer Divisions, January 7, 1945
Waffen SS killed many prisoners in cold blood; 12th SS Panzer Divison “Hitlerjugend”, a unit that took 43% of the casualties in the Normandy landings, it's youthful troops earning it the nickname “Baby Division” by the Allies. Many were so young that rather than standard tobacco/alcohol ration, they were given chocolate and sweets. In just under a year, the 20,540 members of the division had been whittled down to 10,000. Many allied troops did not accept the surrender of SS troops.
2 brothers randomly meet during WWII... neither knew if the other was still alive.