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The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, or in English, the "Cross of Honour of the German Mother", often 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 “Reichsdeutsche” (Imperial German) mother for exceptional merit to the German nation.

Eligibility was later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers. The decoration was conferred from between 1939 until 1945 in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold, to females who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent.



MOTHERSCROSS #42832 Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother's Cross has a fine finish and retains good detailing. The enamel is all intact.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The small original ribbon accompanies this cross.

A solid example here.

Excellent Plus. $95.00

MOTHERSCROSS #42679 Silver Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Silver Mother's Cross remains in perfect condition, with totally intact enamel on the legs.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original ribbon is present and in good condition.

A good example here.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

MOTHERSCROSS #40207 Miniature Bronze Mother's Cross

This is the miniature version of the Bronze Mother's Cross that would have been worn on the breast. The enamel on this cross is in good condition.

The reverse of the cross has the same dating and Hitler facsimile signature as the larger standard version.

There is no ribbon or backing with this miniature.

Excellent. $50.00