Cross of Honour of the German Mother
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(Ehrenzeichen der deutschen Mutter)
16 December 1938
* Being the mother of 4 children
* Being the mother of 6 children
* Being the mother of 8 or more children
Estimated price (2009)
1st Class - € 50
2nd Class - € 40
3rd Class - € 25
Holder of the Cross of Honour of the German Mother
(Courtesy of André Hella)
Award ceremony for the Cross of Honour of the German Mother, May 1943
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)
The text on the reverse of the medal reads "Der Deutschen Mutter" and the text on the obverse of the medal reads "Das kind adelt die mutter, Adolf Hitler".
A variant with diamonds was also produced but it was probably never awarded.
Also known as Mother's Cross (Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter) och German Mother's Cross.
Photo courtesy of N & T Global Trading
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