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I'm writing a book that includes a character loosely based on Otto Barnewald, who was head of administration at Buchenwald. I'm confused about the term that would have been used for his jacket - in conversation, would he simply say 'my jacket'? Or 'my tunic'? He achieved the rank of Sturmbannführer.
There is some information about him here, and an early picture of him on the first page:
Thank you for any help!
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In Germany, this kind of jacket is known as Dienstrock.
This word would be the most precise in that case.