WW2 German Mother’s Cross- The Mother’s Cross (Cross of Honour to the German Mother) was a civilian award issued by the German Government during WWII in an effort to thank and recognize mothers who had kids. The Reich understood the importance of population. They knew that the only way they could accomplished their goals was if there were enough people to carry on the tasks.
The award was created in 1938. There were three types of crosses. The design was very much the same except for the color of the border of the cross and the starburst pattern.
• 1st class, Gold Cross: eligible mothers with eight or more children
• 2nd class, Silver Cross: eligible mothers with six or seven children
• 3rd class, Bronze Cross: eligible mothers with four or five children