Monument to Abbot PetersIn the Place du Parc, a bronze bust dedicated to the memory of the Abbot Peters was consecrated on June 30, 2002, not far from the street that bears his name and where he lived during his apostolate time in Malmedy.
During the annexation, Abbot Peters did not hesitate in supporting the morale of the population by organizing a passive resistance. He very quickly became an example for youth as a combatant of the “Hitler -Jugend” propaganda.
He even helped several young people from Malmedy to escape being arrested by the Germans by encouraging them to desert. This led to him being imprisoned in Aachen on October 1, 1942. On the evening of July 1, 1943, Joseph PETERS died at the guillotine – a martyr of resistance.