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The massacre has been dramatized in three films — Judgment at Nuremberg, in which Marlene Dietrich plays the widow of a fictional German general tried and put to death for the massacre, the Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Saints and Soldiers (2004). The trial was also dramatized in the play "Malmedy Case 5-24" by C.R. (Chuck) Wobbe, published by the Dramatic Publishing Company (1969). It was also alluded to in Hart's War (2002), where the eponymous hero discovers the bodies of the victims.
United States television commentator Bill O'Reilly mistakenly referred, in October 2005 and May 2006, to the "Malmedy" massacre as being committed by US instead of German troops. He later explained the error as a result of his being caught up in the "heat of the debate," and stated that he was in fact intending to bring up incidents when, "after Malmedy, some German captives were executed by American troops." O'Reilly repeated the mistake on his May 31, 2011 show. Both times he was interviewing retired General Wesley Clark.
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