Original German WWII Waffen SS Fez For Muslim Volunteers
Original Item: Only One Available. Red fez that was part of the dress uniform of a Waffen-SS military detachment composed of Muslims from Bosnia, Croatia, and Herzegovina in occupied Yugoslavia. The creation of this unit was authorized by Hitler in 1943. The original purpose was to combat Tito’s partisans. Through recruitment and conscription, the unit had 26,000 soldiers within a few months. The group was commanded by German or ethnic German officers, and the uniforms were designed to reflect the religion and ethnicity of the recruits.
This example is in very good condition, except for a 3/4 inch wide hole on the top rear.. Size is approximately a US 7 (56cm) featuring red wool construction with leather sweatband. This example is 100% authentic, their are and have been numerous fakes on the market, this is not one.
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