WWII GERMAN RED CROSS PIN -
Following Hitler's takeover of the government in Germany in 1933, the National Socialist Party moved to control the
Red Cross as well. Thus the DRK became a legally recognized organization of the NSDAP in December 1937. Finally, at
the end of 1938 the German Red Cross officially came under the control of the Nazi Party under the Ministry of the
Interior's Social Welfare Organization, becoming de facto a Nazi entity.
Of metal construction. The design consists of an eagle with resting wings. Enameled front. The eagle sits atop
a swastika. The back has a pin. One side has the manufacturer's name "E.L.M.". The other side reads Ges Gesch.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military
antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.
Many German items are currently being
It is becoming more difficult to
be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving.
The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of a german military collectible.
If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
WWII German Collectibles
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe),
political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.