Original German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Silver. 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. two piece, stamped tombac award with a bronze wash and blue and white enamel work. Award in the form of a Christian cross with outward fluted arms in semi-translucent blue enamel with white enamel border. Cross has a raised sunburst pattern emanating between its arms. Separate central circular field with white enamel base and black static swastika, encompassed by a circular border with embossed Latin script, “Der Deutschen Mutter”, (The German Mother). Reverse has impressed simulated handwritten script, “16 December 1938”, and facsimile Hitler signature. Section of original ribbon is also included. Excellent condition (almost mint this is the best condition silver cross we have seen! The cross is accompanied by it’s original issue document signed by Adolf Hitler! Hitler did not sign these documents in person but the signature looks to be made in fountain ink not a stamp so it is most likely made by a secretary. The document has an embossed Nazi party eagle, it is in good but worn condition (see photos) with some storage wear and bends. Silver Mother Crosses are the most difficult one to find. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Offer is for one (1) Silver Mother Cross and document as pictured. Rare in this condition and with it’s Hitler document! 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.