Urkunde - Wintersammlung 1941

Hitler's refusal to provide the Eastern front troops with special winter uniforms (assuming victory by then), forced many of them to face the winter of 1941/42 without adapted clothing. 
As this certificate shows, they often relied on civilian pieces that were collected by Winterhilfwerke and similar organisations to be send from Germany to the front.
According to an order signed by Hitler on 21.12.1943 also equipment such as ski's and shoes were to be collected in vast numbers and reissued to front troops.
Source: "Winteruniforms of the German army and luftwaffe in WW2 by Vincent Slegers".


This example was given to a lady in Nuremberg and bears her adress in pencil in the right upper corner aswell as a NSDAP stamp on the back.