German Social Welfare Decoration, Breast Star
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On May 1, 1939, the German Red Cross Awards were replaced by the German Social Welfare Decoration, which recognized not only Red Cross work, but the entire social welfare field. This included care of the sick and wounded, caring for German citizens in foreign countries, participation in the winter relief organization, and upholding ancestral German traditions.
The Special Class is identical to the former Red Cross Grand Cross, except the latter features a different type of eagle and swastika in the centre of the medal.
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