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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
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    Damn those Fraktur "s" and "f" !!


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    Quote by BenVK View Post
    In the 1938, 15th of October UM issue, there are at least 10 pages devoted to Herr Hoffmann and his views on the Mutzenindustrie.
    Here's a snippet of that articule. I'm trying to convert a bit here and there as time allows.
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    Interesting how he gets 11 pages. He must have been very well-connected. While his hats are ok, I do not put them in the top 10.
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    He must have been very well-connected.
    He was Chris!. He was Chairman of the Association of the German Cap Industry and the UM really do kiss his arse! No doubt due to UM contributions on his behalf and his impeccable Party connections. When you say that his hats are ok, that could very well be due to his statements and ethos about affordability and a fair price for the consumer, maker and suppliers. If you disregard the blatent antisemitism within most of these articules, Hoffmann and his theories on fair trade are quite enlightening.
    In terms of other well connected characters, it soon becomes apparent whilst browsing UM that there were a well celebrated group of appointed people that represented every facet of the German uniform industry. In some issues, there are photos of them at their annual assocation gatherings and functions all having a wonderful time and no doubt rubbing their collective hands together at the thought of raking in so much money from the Uniform industry. These are the movers and shakers of the industry, most of which are hardly if ever mentioned nowadays.
    Hoffmann was just another small time hat maker as far as I was concerned until I got hold of the UM and I can count the mumber of Hoffmann marked schirmmutzen that I have seen on one hand.

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    Luckily I have quite a bit of spare time to go through the UM at present. It's amazing what you can find!
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    A pleasing discovery. The Holters establishment shop sign!
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    Quote by BenVK View Post
    He was Chris!. He was Chairman of the Association of the German Cap Industry and the UM really do kiss his arse! No doubt due to UM contributions on his behalf and his impeccable Party connections. When you say that his hats are ok, that could very well be due to his statements and ethos about affordability and a fair price for the consumer, maker and suppliers. If you disregard the blatent antisemitism within most of these articules, Hoffmann and his theories on fair trade are quite enlightening.
    In terms of other well connected characters, it soon becomes apparent whilst browsing UM that there were a well celebrated group of appointed people that represented every facet of the German uniform industry. In some issues, there are photos of them at their annual assocation gatherings and functions all having a wonderful time and no doubt rubbing their collective hands together at the thought of raking in so much money from the Uniform industry. These are the movers and shakers of the industry, most of which are hardly if ever mentioned nowadays.
    Hoffmann was just another small time hat maker as far as I was concerned until I got hold of the UM and I can count the mumber of Hoffmann marked schirmmutzen that I have seen on one hand.
    Well said. Of course, in this instance there is the reality of these items in fact, as Ben has engaged us, and there is the odd, inverted and really besides the point reality purported by some in one part of the world about a tiny fraction of the existing group of caps that accidentally have endured into the present. Our dialogue here is going separate ways, really, which is all to the good. There is, on the one hand, the shop worn dead end of a superficial comparison of the objects as they seem to us now versus a historical examination into the context of same, that is, into the real meaning of these items. For those who these things are just a fetish and a kind of exclusive consumer item like a designer hand bag with some affiliation with total war etc, then this site and this thread are surely not the ideal place to be. For those, however, who have a genuine interest in the past, the evolution of Ben's scholarship for the well being of us all is a pretty remarkable feat. He has my admiration and respect.Name:  M02.jpg
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    Now comes the aw sh!t to the above. The blatant hatred of Jews in these articles cannot be extracted from Nazi ideas about the economy any more than you can can take hydrogen molecules from water and have it remain such. Especially in Berlin, the Nazi uniform trade had an overtly anti-Semitic mission, as Goebbels saw it, and who chose Assmann to be the Zeugmeister, as part of the Nazi conquest of red Berlin which was central to the consolidation of the NSDAP in northern Germany and to the seizure of national power in 1933. Read the article about Assmann also in UM. The ideas in these articles as to the eradication of free trade via the re institution of guild principles on a more or less Nazi basis while still somehow adjusting to mass production were and are deeply Nazi. The removal of the Lubstein premises to the vicinity of Alex was in fact in the wake of Kristallnacht, which further sped up the ethnic cleansing of what had been the largely Jewish textile trade in N.E. Berlin, i.e. in the vicinity of Alex.

    In any case, this truth is important and makes us better understand the remnants of the past in front of us.

    Thanks Ben for all your fine research and maybe elsewhere someone will have to re adjust the hit parade of headwear to better accord with what actually happened in the past versus what passes for truth especially on other websites. We here have set and will continue to set a higher standard.
    damit, basta.

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    I find it interesting to compare the firms of Hoffmann and Holters. If we look at a uniform receipt for Holters we can see that a "mutze" cost 15 RM. I know not of an actual receipt from Hoffmann but in the UM, mention was made of retailing extramutzen for around 2 to 3 RM. That's quite a big difference in price!.
    Holters is rarely mentioned in the UM and did not place any adverts as far as I have found. This could be a puzzling factor until one thinks about the nature and purpose of the publication. It was a trade magazine. Firms like Holters or other bespoke uniform outfitters would not have been given much attention by UM I think. Nor would Holters and other similar firms have felt the need to advertise there either. In every era, quality sells by word of mouth and hype so no need to spend money on advertisments. You want see many Gucci adverts in trade magazines!
    It's very evident though that the "middle" brands like eReL Sonderklasse and Pekuro do publish a lot of adverts in the UM but that makes perfect sense since they were large scale trade suppliers to the uniform industry with distributer contracts in place and I'm also sure they must have contributed to the costs of the UM publication.
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    Sound analysis. Holters advertised in the rank lists of the Reichswehr. I will try to include this if I can get my Blackberry to take pictures. Holters was plainly a big Nazi, as well, and well connected to the regime. Thanks for your fine research and analysis. It is a credit to this site.
    damit, basta.

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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    Now comes the aw sh!t to the above. The blatant hatred of Jews in these articles cannot be extracted from Nazi ideas about the economy any more than you can can take hydrogen molecules from water and have it remain such.
    I'm glad actualy that the "aw shit" comment came because as soon as I wrote that if we disregard the jewish slander in the UM, I knew I was making a misstake. The comments about the Jews and if I've understood correctly? their production of "shoddy" goods in the inter war period is what fuels the whole push and purpose of UM to regain the traditions of the handcrafts, place pride back into the clothing and uniform industry, make everything affordable as possible whilst maintaining high standards of workmanship and a fair wages to all the workers and suppilers within the industry. It's therefore quite easy to understand the wave of support for such ideas and the movement despite the underlaying evil motives behind them all. Who would have known at the time though? If I had been a mutzenmacher in the 1920's, I would no doubt have welcomed all this new passionate drive, opportunity and patronism with open arms.

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