Date Instituted

May 1942


Awarded for merit.

Number awarded



Awarded in these classes:
Grand Cross
1st Class with Star
1st Class
2nd Class
3rd Class

This medal was awarded in two types: with a red cross (for christians) or red star (for non-christians).

Photo © Emedals

Sources used

David Littlejohn - Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 3
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badge of the Third Reich, vol 2