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  German Cross
The German Cross was designed by Professor Klein of Munich, and receives its “Order” and “Cross” title because the swastika is technically a cross, though the award does not in the least resemble a traditional cross as we mostly think of one.
It was instituted in two divisions; the German Cross in Gold was to be presented for Military bravery in the face of the enemy while the Silver Cross was awarded for leadership not directly involving combat operations.
The German Cross was presented to members of the Wehrmacht as well as uniform auxiliary forces such as Police, Railway, and RLB (a few members of these organizations were presented with the award for anti-partisan or air defense duties).
www.angelfire.com /nj/ww2/germancross.html   (3127 words)

 German Iron Cross - history and meaning of the Iron Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The German Iron Cross in its various grades was awarded to all ranks of the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine to recognize officers and men for acts of bravery, heroism and leadership.
Unlike the Iron Cross, it was worn on the neck with a striped fl, white and red ribbon attached.
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves was introduced on June 3rd, 1940 to further recognize acts of courage.
www.worldwar2aces.com /iron-cross.htm   (1236 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Special: The 1914 German Iron Cross
The Grand Cross was awarded to nine individuals in 1870, including one for Kaiser Wilhelm I. The Star to the Grand Cross of 1870 was not issued.
On August 5, 1914, the Iron Cross was instituted.
The Grand Cross of 1914 was awarded to Kaiser Wilhelm II, Generalfeldmarshall von Hidenburg, General Ludendorf, Generalfeldmarshall Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Generalfeldmarshall von Mackensen.
www.worldwar1.com /sfgcross.htm   (1698 words)

 Iron Cross 1939   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Actually, the ribbon on the War Merit Cross had the colors of the Iron Cross reversed, as was the tradition of the non-combatant version of the Iron Cross.
The Knights Cross was much sought after by members of the armed forces, wearing it meant that they had been crowned as aces and their peers gave this distinction the appropriate respect.
There was little leeway for political manipulation, and the Cross was distributed evenly among the ranks of the Wehrmacht, though it is generally true that those members of elite divisions had a better chance to receive the award.
www.angelfire.com /nj/ww2/ironcross1939.html   (883 words)

 German Cross
Embroidered/ Cases Because the German Cross was a heavy award, a cloth (embroidered) version was authorized for wear.
Also covered here are the miniature version of the cross, meant to be worn on the lapel, and the 1957 "denazified" version to be worn by surviving veterans.
The German Cross (Kriegsorden) was created on 28 September 1941 (1) by Adolf Hitler (Führer und Oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht) in order to publicly reward the heroism of the German Legions dispatched to defeat Bolshevism.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /german_cross/german_cross_main.htm   (492 words)

 Third Reich.ca - Historical Collectables and Memorabilia
One of the most sought after of all Third Reich awards, the War Order of the German Cross in Gold (Das Deutsche Kreuz) was established by Hitler on September 28th, 1941.
The construction of this decoration is the most complex of all the military decorations of the Third Reich and was composed of 5 main pieces which were assembled and then riveted together, (not counting as pieces the pin, the hook, and the hinge).
The German Cross Case is made by the original German manufacturer to the exact wartime specifications.
www.thirdreich.ca /germancross.php   (373 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Cross of Honour 1914-18
The German Cross of Honour ('Ehrenkreuz 1914-18' in German) was belatedly instituted on 13 July 1934 by the then-German President Paul von Hindenburg - German Army Chief of Staff from 1916 until the close of the war - as a means of recognising the sacrifices made by German servicemen from 1914-18.
Although available to all servicemen and their widows the Cross of Honour was not automatically issued: it was instead awarded upon application by individuals concerned.
The Cross of Honour was also variously known as the Hindenburg Cross and the Honour Cross of the World War 1914-1918 (in German 'Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918').
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/crossofhonour.htm   (211 words)

 NAZI medals and badges
The award was a smaller version of the Spanish Cross with swords and it was produced from bronze or brass with a bronze wash. As with the Spanish Cross, the reverse was plain.
Also known as the War Order of the German Cross, or the DK (Deutches Kreuz), this award, designed by Professor Klein of Munich, was intended to reward combat gallantry, ranking in precedence between the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
The Iron Cross 1st Class was awarded for three to five acts of bravery, and was worn pinned to the left breast of the uniform, low down.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/nazi.htm   (2462 words)

 Death Knell for Cross-Border Leasing Deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The same investors, however, immediately rented the facilities back to German governments at very low rates, allowing the governments to make money on the lease of the facilities while paying only a token amount for their continued use.
German municipalities have just lost a lucrative source of income after the U.S. House of Representatives, following the path already taken by the Senate, voted in favor of closing a loophole in the country's tax law, thus putting an end to cross-border leasing.
German towns received a portion of the tax break - the net present value - in return for leasing out the property or infrastructure.
yaleglobal.yale.edu /display.article?id=4136   (874 words)

 German Iron Cross
This cross shows exceptionally deep detail, however there is noticeable rusting to the core present and visible in the images.
The paint on the iron core on the front and the back is generally good, with some moderate freckling and some minor bending at the corners of the arms at the bottom.
This is a German 1939 Iron Cross Second Class Medal in near excellent condition.
www.snyderstreasures.com /pages/ironcross.htm   (3957 words)

 German Cross
By repute, the fabric was removed from a crashed German aircraft and taken to the USA at the end of the war by a Doughboy.
The manner in which the fabric is painted follows the method used by in German aviation in 1917 and 1918 with little use of dope.
Whilst it comes by repute from a crashed German aircraft and the method of painting follows German aviation practise, the atypical yellow opens the possibility that it is from another source such as a Unit decoration or the canvas cover of a wagon.
www.aeroclocks.com /Memo_pages/Memo_1074.htm   (281 words)

 German Red Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German Red Cross (German: Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) is the national Red Cross Society in Germany.
With over 4.5 million members, it is the third largest Red Cross society in the world.
The Nazi-controlled German Red Cross refused to cooperate with the Geneva statutes, including blatant violations such as the deportation of Jews from Germany and the mass murders conducted in the concentration camps run by the German government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_Red_Cross   (155 words)

 Red Cross Red Crescent - News
Until the German Red Cross delivered the cars, with the exception of ambulances, the National Society was totally reliant on private vehicles to carry out its work.
The German Red Cross is in the process of finalising an agreement with the Seychelles Red Cross for working together for the next five years.
On board the German Red Cross auxiliary flight is equipment for disaster preparedness, urgently needed medicines, wheelchairs, tents, generators, water pumps and two small Toyota vehicles, worth a total of 240,000 Euros.
www.ifrc.org /docs/News/05/05110403/index.asp   (943 words)

 German Third Reich and Imperial Medals
This German Cross in Gold with Award Document Grouping was recently obtained in Germany from the family of the recipient, "Oberleutnant Werner Pankow".
The Cross exhibits the textbook characteristics of a Klein produced German Cross in Gold; barrel-type hinge on rectangular base recessed into reverse plate, retaining hook that is rounded on the outside and flat on the inside and four hollow-type rivets.
Herr Kralemann was subsequently awarded the German Cross in Gold on "01.06.1942" and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on "29.10.43".
www.johnsonreferencebooks.com /catalogue/medals/german   (11430 words)

 German Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German Cross (German: Deutsches Kreuz) was instituted by Adolf Hitler in 1942 as an award ranking higher than the Iron Cross First Class but below the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
It was issued in two divisions: gold and silver (the color of the laurel wreath around the swastika), the former being an award for bravery, the latter being for distinguished service and was considered a continuation of the War Merit Cross with swords.
This award was actually more a star than a cross, and had a rather gaudy design, helping it gain its nicknames as "Hitler's Fried Egg", "patriotic rear reflector" and "Party emblem for the nearsighted".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_Cross   (216 words)

 German 8
To help pay for the War, Germans turned in their wedding rings and other items made of gold and received in return this coin medal made of Iron, to show they helped with the war effort.
This medal bears a representation of the WW1 Iron Cross on the obverse and an image of a soldier being rewarded on the reverse.
The cross with "TO DER KISER" was one of many styles of joke pieces made by the British in WW1, they were thrown over to the German trenches or given to German P.O.W for their original Iron Cross awards, to take the Mickey and insult the Prussians.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/german_medals8.htm   (328 words)

 German Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The German Cross lies between the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knight's Cross.
Wraith has been awarded the German Cross in Gold for his actions on the night of March 11th.
Without fighter support and at great risk, he was able to penetrate enemy airspace and drop the fatal blow to the last remaining JP airfield.
members.cox.net /schlageter1/award-pages/GC.html   (147 words)

 Amazon.ca: Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich: Books: Doris L. Bergen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bergen refutes the notion that the German Christians were a marginal group and demonstrates that members occupied key positions within the Protestant church even after their agenda was rejected by the Nazi leadership.
Adherents of the German Christian movement of the 1930's and 1940's saw Nazism and Christianity as movements with shared values and a common agenda.
The last chapter, Postwar Echoes, gives and interesting account of the way in which German Christians tried to reconcile their old allegiances in the post war period and the way in which other Protestant sects used the high-visibility collaboration of the German Christians to avoid thorough de-Nazification at the end of the war.
www.amazon.ca /Twisted-Cross-German-Christian-Movement/dp/0807845604   (834 words)

 [ German Cross-Index ]
Germans have been coming to England, just on the other side of the North Sea, for millennia, but most of our members' ancestors came over in the 19th century.
We aim to publish as much as we can to help descendants to research German immigrants in England, to discover where they came from and to put their lives in historical context.
Other publication in the pipeline are books on: German hairdressers in UK; German sugar bakers in UK; and a further book on the King’s German Legion.
feefhs.org /uk/frgagfhs.html   (830 words)

 German Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
German archives data will be helpful in your searches.
Here are websites of 30 German genealogical societies, place lookups, passenger ship lists, passport applications, sample letters to churches, offices, archives, organizations, genealogical charts, and more.
German and American Sources for German Emigration to America by Michael P. Palmer.
www.germanculture.com.ua /genealogy.htm   (204 words)

 uboat.net - The Men - Decorations
The German Cross in Gold was stationed between the Iron Cross and the Knights Cross in rank.
The Spanish Cross was given for outstanding service during the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939.
A Knights Cross also existed, it was only awarded twice, to Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg and to Krvkpt Otto Salmann both on the Bdu staff.
uboat.net /men/decorations/index.html   (395 words)

 German Mother's Cross Medals
The medal measures 36mm by 46mm and it is a two-piece construction.
The small cross is separated from the ribbon, as shown.
The case is in fair to good condition, with some separation of the satin at the hinge area on the inside, and scuffing to the surfaces.
www.snyderstreasures.com /pages/motherscross.htm   (1493 words)

 College of the Holy Cross | German Program
The German Major is the traditional literature and culture major.
The German Studies Major is an interdisciplinary major offered through CISS (Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies).
The annual German Christmas party is a Holy Cross tradition.
www.holycross.edu /departments/mll/website/german/germmain.htm   (263 words)

 German 'cross rider suspended; Doctor faces charges
The case will be the first handled under strict anti-doping regulations passed by the German Cycling Federation allowing it to take action without a positive test.
Court charges will be filed Monday by the German Cycling Federation against team doctor Til Steinmeier, who is accused of dispensing EPO and other performance-boosting drugs to several riders through private prescriptions.
Germany's cycling federation passed the tough anti-doping laws under pressure from major sponsors and German television, which threatened to drop the sport of cycling if it didn't clean up its act.
www.velonews.com /news/fea/11004.0.html   (299 words)

 German Medals & Decorations
German Cross in Gold with case - Deschler and Sohn maker marked #1 German Cross that belonged to Knights Cross winning Stuka pilot Hans Steinwachs.
Knights Cross Case - this is an original fl case for the Knights Cross.
German Cross in Gold with Case - Beautiful early quality "heavy" type with a near mint case.
www.leisuregalleries.com /medals.html   (1527 words)

 uboat.net - The Men - Decorations - The German Cross
The German Cross stands from rank between the Iron Cross and the Knights Cross.
In the U-boat force were awarded 530 German Crosses.
Otto Salman, the commander of U-52, received the first German Cross on 9th December 1941.
uboat.net /men/decorations/german_cross.htm   (161 words)

 All Shop's Items : WW1 WW2 Collection (German)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cross is with signs of wear is all visible on the pictures, has a magnetic center and a silver frame.
Authentic German Medal to the Honor with document, the medal it has two small signs of corrosion on the front part, behind is marked with letters (PS).the document is in good conditions, with some signs of old age (two small spots) PAYMENT I ACCEPT ONLY Paypal.
Still a very desireable addition to your collection Authentic Nazi German WW 2 Commemorative Medal The October 1.1938 This Medal It was presented to all those who participated in the annexation, as well as the troops who marched into the Sudentenland.
www.rubylane.com /shops/fighter/ilist/,id=0.html   (2092 words)

 College of the Holy Cross | German Program
oly Cross students who excel in German are eligible for several awards.
Those who are at the sophomore level and beyond are encouraged to apply for membership in Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.
In addition, the German section awards excellence through yearly book prizes and certificates of merits.
www.holycross.edu /departments/mll/website/german/awards.htm   (69 words)

 Time Traveler - WW2 German Medals
WWII German Panzer Assault Badge, Herman Aurich marked and with the Herman Aurich pin system, from the highlights it looks like this was a bronze issue ?......$325.00
Sisters Cross, with chain, nice undamaged enamel Eagle and Swastika in center and back has the triangle marking found on Sisters Cross's.
WWII German Wound Badge, silver class for multi wound with paper issue packet...Packet is a " B.H.Mayer Pforzheim " marked and the badge is "26" marked which is the mark for the B.H.Mayer firm, making this a matching set..........$135.00
www.johnnyg.westhost.com /germanmedals.html   (234 words)

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