Reproduction of German Social Welfare Decoration 2nd Class, the eagle in the center of the cross made of zinc alloy, the cross enameled, reversed pin closure.
The Social Welfare Decoration (German: Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege) was a German Civil Award created by Adolf Hitler on 1 May 1939 for services in the social sector. The decoration was issued for a wide variety of service, in the social sector, to the German state. Qualifying service would have been with Winterhilfswerk, National Socialist Volk Welfare, medical and rescue work, or care of foreign and ethnic Germans. As a replacement for Red Cross awards