Date Instituted

8 May 1939


Awarded for bravery or merit.

Number Awarded



Orginally awarded only in Gold, but Silver and Bronze classes were added 11 Sep 1939.
When this medal was awarded to merit, a bar with the text "Za Zasluhy" (For Merit) was added to the ribbon.

(Courtesy of Emedals)


Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - German World War 2 Medals & Political Awards: The Satellite States
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 3