Here is another online site that I just found this morning: Jewish Holocaust Memory, WW2 armband, Yellow David star, JUIF, JOOD, JUDE, J
You guys are right, there apparently is a huge market for Holocaust-related items. The Jewish Memory site at least attemps to legitimize their practice by saying these items are teaching tools for future generations and the items are a reminder of the millions of Jews who perished under the Nazi regime, but personally, I wouldn't want any artifact like that in my collection. It's simply too awful.......I could deal with it in a public museum, but not in a private collection. I say this as a fellow collector who has a real appreciation of fine militaria, but I think Holocaust items are an exception. Now, if it is something that is passed down in the family, I would say that is different.
I guess my point of all of this is that I don't want to see these terrible relics gleefully traded off by certain vendors who still think that Hitler is a neat guy.
Stripes are to narrow and 2 colored. Much like mattress material.
The real pices that I have had in hand have a light grey stripe and a blue stripe with pressed paper buttons. The bogus stamp is the straw that breaks the camels back for me. A piece that screams FAKE.
As a side note guys start posting the pictures instead of an ebay link.. It is simple. When the sale is over then the thread here is just a waist of bandwidth.
There is a good Holocaust Museum in the US and I've visited a couple in Israel. They tend to snap up anything legit very quickly. The e-bay item seems "made to deceive", or (at best) some costume from a movie.
Personally, I'm not much in favor of encouraging auction sites to ban non-politically correct items. They make some really bizarre decisions in their efforts not to offend.
Smart and well-informed people (like us) will just pour our scorn on the heads of the vendors. The sheep, as always, will be sheared.
The uniform is certainly fake.
I have seen and handled a few originals.
German military hospital pajamas, not KZ clothing. Someone is just trying to profit from a hard to sell item and make it a rarity. Total fantasy to believe this is KZ clothing.
I am seeking Golden Party Badge # 77578, Luftwaffe blue summerweight flight pants, used Geschwader Immelmann officer's cuff title.