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    stuff that was in with the lot from the soldier in the 28th div. its like hard chunks of stinky stuff, very heavy , marked rif 114 . i am thinking it needs to be thrown away, it looks like old bar soap.
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    RIF stands for "Reichstelle fuer industrielle Fettversorgung" which would indicate, coming from this entity, that it is indeed soap.

    it was of notoriously poor quality.

    an example:

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    it is not exactly identical to yours, but these bars where cheaply made and exist in a lot of configurations.

    during the war, there were some very macabre (and totally untrue) rumours about how RIF soap was made. you can research this.

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    Don't toss it - someone may actually want something like this.........!


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    i wouldn't toss it. it has historical interest.

    the rumour involving this particular soap got all the way up to Himmler. there are orders issued by him because of it.

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    wow how weird lol, il get better pictures , so its ww2 german ? it stnks so bad like a musty old garage. sure must take on a funny smell after a while i guess. it is almost heavy as stone. i thought maybe it was some sort of composite used for a "charge" or something... lol ive seen these old vets stil havesome pretty crazy stuff from time to time. had to check.. wow soap cool is it somewhat rare and of value?

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    I wonder if this soap was made from dead concertration camp victims?
    Just wondering.

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    Concentration camp victims soap has been debated for years now...the last article I saw on it said it had never actually existed but had been proposed as a possibility.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    A member of the 101st Airborne - Donald R. Burgett - wrote about seeing
    a stack of them in a camp he helped liberate.........


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    Now having a cake of THAT around the house would freak me out more than a KIA helmet any day!!!!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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