(Polgári Honvédelmi Érdemkereszt)

Date Instituted

1 March 1944


Awarded for merit in the civil defense.

Number awarded



It was awarded in three classes: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Szentváry-Lukács János & Charles.

Sources used

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