Category: Iron Cross (Germany)

Categories: Germany, Military Decorations


The Iron Cross was a decoration that was awarded by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Similar to the Iron Cross awarded by Prussia during previous wars, there are several grades of the award, with the lower grade required before the next level is awarded. The grades and number of recipients are:

  • Iron Cross 2nd Class (est. 4.5 million)
  • Iron Cross 1st Class (est 300,000)
  • Knight's Cross (7313)
  • Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves (883)
  • Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (160)
  • Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (27)
  • Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds (1)
  • Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (1)
  • Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (never awarded)

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04 Sep 1891 Pforzheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire - 08 Feb 1942 photo
02 Feb 1873 Kleinglattbach, Vaihingen, W├╝rttemberg, Germany - 14 Aug 1956 photo




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