Date Instituted

1 July 1942


Participation in the defense of the besieged Fortress Cholm (Jan - May 1942)

Number Awarded

~ 5.500

Known makers/markings


Estimated price (2009)


HJ Oberkameradschaftsführer
(Courtesy of Allan Rose)

Kurt Daluege awarding the Cholm-Schild to police troops
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)


It was designed by Polizei-Rottwachtmeister Schlimmer and Professor Klein (who made some changes to the design submitted by Schlimmer).

Photo courtesy of Olof P

Sources used

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