WW2 German Gold Mothers Cross & Full Length Ribbon
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For sale is a WW2 German Gold Mothers Cross & Full Length Ribbon. This gold mothers cross has a small amount of enamel damage (a crack which can be seen in the photos for more details).Commonly known as “Mother’s Cross”, this award was awarded in three classes: bronze, for giving birth to at least 4 children, silver, for giving birth to at least 6 children, and gold, for giving birth to at least 8 children. Aside from that, a strict bureaucratic process investigated several other criteria that had to be met for eligibility: both parents of the children had to be “deutschblütig” (of German blood-heredity) and “erbtüchtig” (genetically-fit); the mother had to be “worthy”, as in honourable and of reputable moral standing; the children had to be live births. It came with several benefits and privileges, like preferential treatment in society. The award was part of Nazi Germany’s ideal of women, providing their motherly duties to the next generation and replenishing the Aryan race. It was a direct reaction to the women’s movement to gain more freedom and equality during the Weimar Republic’s “Golden 20s” that saw young women breaking with traditional values. The Cross is an elongated version of the Iron Cross in blue with white outlining. In the center lies a black swastika on white ground, encircled by the words “Der Deutschen Mutter” (To the German Mother) in gold, with golden radiant rays around it. It hangs from a blue and white ribbon and was worn from the neck. On the reverse it states the date of the decoration decree, Dec 16th, 1938, and carries Hitler’s facsimile. This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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