That's a nice looking one. May I ask, is it one from your collection?
It's amazing to me that any LSSAH tunics survived the war, given the nature of postwar Germany. Many people decry the 'looting' that took place at the hands of American and other Allied servicemen, but if not for that, many more items like those in this thread would have been lost forever.
in Germany outside of a specific circle, who normally kept to itself. The institutions of history and memory that exist today did not exist, say, when I first went to the FRG in 1969, where the
subject was treated in a very stylized way, and this stuff was considered less than junk.
Truth be told, the Germans looted all the places they occupied as have conquering armies since the institution of conquering armies was established.
For my part, I want all my heap to go back to Germany at some point.
If some puerile neo Nazi today gets worked up on line that the Amis stole the old uniforms, such outrage says more about the year 2014 and generalized anti Americanism than it does about the posture of this regalia in the years and even first decades after the war.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 03-14-2014 at 10:37 PM.
Well, I have no treasures, so when my small heap is eventually dispersed, I don't think anyone will be clamoring to restore it to the Fatherland.