Offered is this padded jacket and trouser combination of the German Heimkehrer (Homecomer). These items are typical of the work wear supplied to German POW’s by their Soviet captors. These uniforms can be found in dark gray, blue, and black as is this example. Often sold as Soviet military telogriekas as there is some evidence of black colored jackets utilized by the Red Army. However, there is a disproportionate number of these to be found in Germany still today, and ample photographic evidence from Bundesarchiv to show such uniforms were worn home by returning German POWs in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s in great numbers. The condition of surviving examples can vary greatly, but this set is hardly worn. The cotton construction is solid throughout. The trousers are complete, but the jacket is missing all of the buttons. I can supply a set of typical period buttons to complete the jacket if the buyer wishes. An interesting ensemble would make a nice bookend to a German Landser collection.
POW Work Clothes, Soviet supplied to German POWs