Certificates for a German Mother's Cross medal
- Artwork Title
- Mother's Cross Documents
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Envelope is square beige paper with black text, "Ehrenkreuzes der Deutschen Mutter, Dritte Stufe." Rectangular paper document with type written text, red and purple stamps and signature in black ink; dated 24 Marz 1944 from the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. Third document is a certificate printed in black text, type written name (Ottilia Breidler) and ink signatures or stamps for the Ehrenkreuzes der Deutschen Mutter; dated 1 Oktober 1939.
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Also in Mother's Cross medal collection
The collection consists of a Mother's Cross medal with its envelope and documentation, a medal instituted and issued during the government of the Third Reich in Germany, 1933-1945.
The Mother's Cross was instituted by the Nazi Party in 1938. It was first awarded in 1939 to some 3 million mothers as a propaganda measure to promote National Socialist population policy.