WW2 – Erinnerungskreuz für die Gefallenen des Krieges.
Official remembrancecross for the fallen of the war.
On the reverse is a paper label that says:
“Erinnerungskreuz für die Gefallenen des Krieges. G. MAz. MR. II. OZ. 132. ges. gesch. Nachahmuing verboten. Alleinherstellung Heimindustrie. Holzverarbeitg. Erwin W. Schmitt (16) Allendorf/Lumda”.
Roughly translated this says that only maker Woodcompany Erwin W. Schmitt was allowed to make these crosses.
typical cross for the fallen Eastfront fighters, and as such also marked at the bottom with 1.5.06 + 8.2.42 Russland (indicating the woman and children that got the cross, lost their father at 8 februari at the Eastfront).
A very interesting displaypiece that is not often encountered!
The dimensions are 18 x 13 x 1 centimeter.
The condition is slightly used, a bit of cracks in the paint, some paint chips at the ends of the edges, overall though good and would be great in a glasscabinet with some ostmedals!