Cross of Honour of The German Mother Silver Grade
This is the second model which features the institution date and a facsimile of Adolf Hitler’s signature on the reverse.
The Cross of Honour of the German Mother was instituted on December 16, 1938, to recognise women who had given birth and successfully raised a large number of “racially pure” children. The decoration, which was intended to encourage women to bear more children, was considered to be the most significant award that could be conferred upon a woman. The award was established in three classes, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Bronze was issued to mothers of 4-5 children, Silver to mothers of 6-7 children, and Gold to mothers of 8 or more children.