Hair was routinely shorn from prisoners, usually on arrival, at the death camps. The Nazi war machine used it to make army blankets and socks for U-boat crews.
Not much of a war machine if they could not produce enough wool to make army blankets. And is there something special about socks for U-Boats crews?
posted on 03/03/2009 7:08:05 AM PST
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
Submarines get mighty cold in the North Atlantic. Anything that provides insulation is a benefit.
posted on 03/03/2009 7:12:38 AM PST
by Little Pig
(Is it time for "Cowboys and Islamofanatics" yet?)
"And is there something special about socks for U-Boats crews?"
If they needed them to supplement the supply of socks and assuming they weren't as good as wool, they may have decided to concentrate them in the submarines where the men could better manage their feet and socks, rather than just throw them into the system where they might find their way to ground units.
posted on 03/03/2009 5:32:30 PM PST
(Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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