Original WWII Era German Social Welfare Red Cross Medal Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. On May 1ST 1939, Hitler introduced a series of four Social Welfare awards to replace the earlier DRK, Deutsche Rote Kreuz, (German Red Cross) awards. The earlier DRK awards only recognized loyal service in the DRK while the new Social Welfare awards recognized a wider scope of social welfare service.Fourth class, die struck alloy award. The roughly 38mm diameter, circular award features the embossed Social Welfare emblem of a Greek style cross with slightly textured arms with a stylized national eagle with down-swept wings superimposed to the center of the obverse on a plain field background. The reverse of the award features embossed Gothic script on a plain background field, “Medaille für Deutsche Volkspflege”, (Medal for German Social Welfare). The medal ring and ribbon suspension ring are complete. Medal comes with an original piece of ribbed rayon ribbon. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.