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Original German WWII Mother’s Cross in Gold in Case by Seiboth Gablonzan

Regular price $195.00

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Original Items: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of The Cross of Honour of the German Mother or Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross) in gold (1st class, Gold Cross: eligible mothers with eight or more children!). It was personalized by the original owner to wear as both a necklace and a brooch. It is maker marked by Seiboth Gablonzan and comes in its original case.

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

The decoration was conferred from 1939 until 1945 in three classes: 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. A similar practice, that continues to this present day, was already established in France since 1920, by conferring the Médaille de la Famille française (Medal of the French Family), a tribute to the French mother who raised several children in an appropriate way.

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