It is more than embarrassing for everyone involved: The Bundeswehr has received new uniforms in size “SS”. So the two letters that stand as a symbol for the Nazi regime along with the horrific crimes.

As reported by “Bild”, it is unclear whether the camouflage clothing – jacket and trousers – was ordered incorrectly or delivered incorrectly. Federal Ministry of Defense Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has already ordered in an official “decision” that the soldiers must now remove the false labels from their uniforms themselves because “the abbreviation ‘SS’ was used for the size S-Short”.

The labels should either be cut off completely or “just the size designation” should be cut away if there are other information on the label. The new trousers and jackets were only ordered in the summer. The state spent 2.3 billion euros on 313,000 “combat clothing sets for the armed forces” as well as new helmets and sleeping bags.