Original Miniature German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Bronze Certified
Original German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Bronze. The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on December 16TH 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. The award was officially designated, Honor Cross of the German Mother, and was instituted in three grades to recognize and reward child bearing German females. The three grades consisted of the bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the gold cross for bearing eight or more children. Criteria for the award included that the parents be of pure German blood, and that the mother was worthy of such an honor. A 21mm tall, lapel version of the second pattern, two piece, die stamped tombac award with bronze and blue and white enamel work. The award is in the form of a Christian cross in blue enamel with a white enamel border, both outlined in gold. Between each arm of the cross are five-ray projections in gold. The central circular field has a white enamel base upon which is a black static swastika, outlined in bronze, and encompassed by a bronze surround with the embossed Latin script, “Der Deutschen Mutter” (The German Mother). It comes with the original ribbed rayon blue and white striped ribbon, formed into an ornate bow. Ribbon is attached to the medal. Fair to good condition with some wear and storage age slight stain on ribbon (see photos) and expected issues. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Offer is for one (1) bronze Miniature Mother Cross as pictured. Please see our other Mother Crosses and other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.