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SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL 3RD CLASS IN CASE - GODET

SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL 3RD CLASS IN CASE - GODET

LOT US1-518
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DESCRIPTion, DETaILS & Photos
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL tombak
DIMENSIONS 42.2 x 40.3 mm
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 13.3 g
US LOT US1-518
EAN 3000000004791
US LOT US1-518
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 3000000004791
MATERIAL tombak
DIMENSIONS 42.2 x 40.3 mm
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 13.3 g
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
US LOT US1-518
MATERIAL tombak
DIMENSIONS 42.2 x 40.3 mm
EAN 3000000004791
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 13.3 g
Germany 1918 - 1945
3rd Class


Description

Gilded Tombak and white enameled cross arms without any chips. A black enameled eagle in the center. With the original red case of issue and unissied ribbon. "Gebr. Godet Berlin" maker marked to the bottom.

Near mint condition.


Condition
1
Historical information

The Social Welfare Decoration (Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege) was a German Civil Award created by Adolf Hitler on May 1, 1939, for services in the social sector. The decoration was issued in three classes and was awarded for a wide variety of service, in the social sector, to the German state. Qualifying service would have been with Winterhilfswerk, National Socialist People's Welfare, medical and rescue work, or care of foreign and ethnic Germans. As a replacement for the German Red Cross Decoration, it was conferred in four classes consisting of a white-enameled gold Balkenkreuz with Reich eagle and swastika. A "Medal of Social Welfare" was also issued for lesser degrees of service, not warranting the higher presentation of a class award.

The main requirement for the award was that the service rendered should be to the benefit of the civil population. Reinhard Heydrich was awarded the decoration for his running of the Gestapo in the 1930s and for providing "security" to the German people. 

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