German Cross in Gold (Deutsche Kreuz)
Replica of the German Cross in Gold, is build up out of 5 separate parts, it has the shape of a large 8-pointed breast star with in the center a 21,5 mm black swastika which is outlined in silver. This is placed upon a red-bordered silver disk and upon this red border is a 39 mm golden laurel leaf wreath mounted. At the bottom of the wreath is a square box with the year 1941 impressed into it.
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The German Cross (German: Deutsches Kreuz) was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 28 September 1941. It was awarded in two divisions: gold for repeated acts of bravery or achievement in combat; And silver for distinguished non-combat war service. The German Cross in Gold ranked higher than the Iron Cross First Class but below the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, while the German Cross in Silver ranked higher than the War Merit Cross First Class with Swords but below the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross With Swords.