(Vitézi Rend)

Date Instituted

10 August 1920


Awarded for merit or merit.

Number awarded

1921-1938: 17.060
1939-1944: ~ 6.700

Hungarian Arrow Cross officers discussing with a soldier from SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 500 standing guard, note the breast badge of the officer to the right
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)


Recipient was given the title Vitéz (Knight) that was passed on to the eldest son.

According to some sources Jews could not be given this order.

Photo 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