Tapferkeits- und Verdienstauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker
As Eastern-Europeans were not worthy wearing Iron Cross, this medal was established for them. It was an equivalent of Iron Cross (both classes) and War Merit Cross. Over time also German personel of the units of Eastern-Europeans were eligible for this award, taken they earnt Iron Cross before. Ostvolk Medals were available in 10 different combinations of
class: 1st, or 2nd
variant: with swords, or without swords
and metal: in gold, silver, or bronze (while bronze was for 2nd class only)
All award certificates can be personalized with the name / unit of the recipient of your choice (and more). They would make a great addition to your collection, display, or a present!