German ersatz soap from the WW2 RIF 0231
German ersatz soap from the WW2 RIF 0231. There is a «legend» that this soap was made from human fat, which came from the abbreviation RIF on soap, which was deciphered as Reines Jüdisches Fett («pure Jewish fat»). In reality, it meant Reichsstelle für Industrielle Fettversorgung (Imperial Office for the Supply of Industrial Fats). The numeric designation after the RIF abbreviation means the manufacturer's code.