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Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter [Cross of Honor of the German Mother] medal, 3rd Class Order, Bronze Cross

Object | Accession Number: 2007.243.1

Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter [Cross of Honor of the German Mother] medal was instituted by the Nazi Party in 1938 as a propaganda measure to promote National Socialist population policy. This medal is a 3rd class order, Bronze Cross. There were three classes of medal: gold, for eight or more children, silver, for six to seven children, and bronze for four to five children. Recipients were nominated by Nazi Party or government officials and had to be pure Germans, of good character, politically and socially. The first awards were in 1939 to some 3 million German mothers, the last in 1944.

Date
1938 December 16  (commemoration)
Geography
issue : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Awards
Category
Medals
Object Type
Medals, German (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of an Anonymous Donor
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:42
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