British antiques dealer selling uniform of infamous Nazi

Hermann Goering was founder of the notorious Gestapo and commander of the German air force.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 8, 2015 16:49
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Hermann Goering

Hermann Goering. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A British antiques dealer is selling the sweat-stained uniform of a top Nazi commander for 85,000 pounds sterling (NIS 500,000), according to British daily The Telegraph.

Hermann Goering, commander of the German air force and founder of the infamous Gestapo, was obese and sweated profusely, according to the John Cabello, who is in possession of the item.
 
"The stress levels on the tunic's folds coupled with the strain on the broaches of the tunic show it was worn by someone overweight," he said. "This also proves it was worn for a long, long time by someone who was fat enough to cause it to stretch and wear over a period of time."

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"He also had a habit when he used to walk around talking to people of putting his left hand into his left pocket. Because of this, the wear on the left pocket is substantially more than the right."

The uniform is being sold as a set which includes the original tunic, trousers and suspenders worn by Goering as well as a replica peaked cap and an original Nazi general's belt that would not have been owned by the Nazi commander.

It is being sold by Parade Antiques in Plymouth, Devon, The Telegraph added.


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