WW2 GERMAN THIRD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE

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WW WW2 GERMAN THIRD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE. This original award is in fine condition, this cross retains all of its enamel finish. Full length of ribbon is attached.

 Award Criteria: The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter (in English: Cross of Honour of the German Mother), referred to colloquially as the Mutterehrenkreuz (Mother’s Cross of Honour) or simply Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross), was a state decoration and civil order of merit conferred by the government of the German Reich to honour a Reichsdeutche (Imperial German) mother for exceptional merit to the German nation. Eligibility later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers from, for example, Austria and Sudentenland, that had earlier been incorporated into the German Reich. 

The decoration was conferred from 1939 until 1945 in three classes of order, bronze, silver, and gold, to Reichsdeutsche mothers who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent.