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World War II German Wehrmacht uniform cap

Object | Accession Number: 1992.41.1.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Found by a U.S. GI, the donor, while billeted in a house in Bad Godesberg, Germany. Sent to parents in Decorah, Iowa. This uniform may have belonged to an Offizieranwärter (officer candidate) in the German Army of Oberfeldwebel rank (battalion sergeant-major or senior Non- Commissioned Officer). This hat is called a Schirmmütze (meaning "peaked cap" and indicating that it is a Wehrmacht issue cap). All officers below the rank of general wore silver cap cords. While the markings on the associated jacket are not those of an officer, the answer to this indiscrepancy may be that from February 22, 1936 Offizieranwärter in the Oberfeldwebel rank range were permitted to wear officers' quality silver cap cords on the NCOs Schirmmütze.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Otto Aders

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Category
    Headgear
    Physical Description
    Green loden wool and carmine color lining with a silver cap cord around the front and a Nazi eagle patch.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.360 inches (5.994 cm) | Diameter: 6.300 inches (16.002 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The cap was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Otto Aders.
    Record last modified:
    2024-05-23 12:02:49
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