(Ehrenzeichen Pionier der Arbeit)


Date Instituted

7 August 1940


Awarded to deserving germans "for the highest efforts in the economic and social sphere".

Number awarded


Estimated price (2009)

€ 12.000


Holders of the Pioneer of Labour Decoration

Franz Hayler recieves the Knight's Cross to the War Merit Cross from Walter Funk
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Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Political & Civil awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)