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March 26, 2012

WWII German War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants Second Class For Sale

WWII German War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants Second Class 1939 For Sale


Since eBay prohibits Nazi memorabilia that contains a swastika, I am posting for sale here this WWII German Knights War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants Second Class for $70 shipped within the USA. Only ONE available and photo is of EXACT item. If you have any questions, or wish to see more photos, contact me via the comments, or send message to assholeblogger at facebook dot comIt is illegal for me to ship this medal to Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Israel and several other countries, therefore, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING via the Buy it Now.  You must contact me for shipping costs for Canada and elsewhere where item is legal to ship.. If you see the buy it now button, it is still available.  Take note that I have 100% positive feedback as a seller on eBay and Auction Arms. Price is $70 SHIPPED US.


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The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. It was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr in a De-Nazified version for veterans.

This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (same medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. There was also another version below the 2nd class simply called the War Merit Medal (German: Kriegsverdienstmedaille), set up in 1940 for civilians in order to offset the large number of 2nd class without swords being awarded. It was usually given to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas.
One notable winner of the War Merit Cross was William Joyce (aka Lord Haw-Haw) who received both the second and first class, both without swords. Recipients of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross customarily received the medal from holders of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, to symbolize the link between the combat soldier and their supporters, who helped maintain the war effort.
There was one extra grade of the War Merit Cross, which was created at the suggestion of Albert Speer: The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold, but this was never officially placed on the list of national awards as it came about in 1945 and there was no time to officially promulgate the award before the war ended. The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold (without swords) was awarded 'on paper' to two recipients on 20 April 1945: Franz Hahne and Karl-Otto Saur

The ribbon of the War Merit Cross was in red-white-black-white-red; that was, the red and black colors being reversed from the ribbon of the World War II version of the Iron Cross. The ribbon for the War Merit Medal was similar, but with a narrow red vertical red strip in the center of the black field. Soldiers who earned the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords wore a small crossed-swords device on the ribbon. The War Merit Cross 1st Class was a pin-backed medal worn on the pocket of the tunic (like the Iron Cross 1st Class). The ribbon of the War Merit Cross 2nd Class could be worn like the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class (through the third buttonhole).

Combat soldiers tended to hold the War Merit Cross in low regard, referring to its wearers as being in 'Iron Cross Training', and prior to 28 September 1941, the War Merit Cross could not be worn with a corresponding grade of the Iron Cross, which took precedence.
A total of 118 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with swords, and 137 awards of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross without swords were awarded. Considering the relative rarity of the award compared with the grades of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, it took on extra meaning. For example, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring made a concerted effort to get Hitler to award him this order, much to Hitler's annoyance. In response, Hitler outlined a series of criteria governing the awarding of this decoration and the philosophy of such awards, and directed that "prominent party comrades" were not to be awarded with the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross (or similar decorations), and withdrew the proposed awards of this order to Gauleiter Erich Koch and State Secretary Karl Hanke. Directing his comments at Göring personally, Hitler ordered that such attempts to gain this award be stopped (from a letter dated 27 August 1943 from Führerhauptquartier). Also, the scarcity of the award of the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross compared with the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross gave it an "air of exclusiveness" it did not really deserve, as it ranked below the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross.

Six persons received two Knights Cross' of the War Merit Cross (one with Swords and one without Swords): Walter Brugmann, Julius Dorpmüller, Karl-Otto Saur, Albin Sawatzki, Walter Schreiber, and Walter Rohlandt.
Wear of Nazi era decorations was banned in Germany after the war, as was any display of the swastika. Veterans awarded the War Merit Cross were therefore unable to wear it, either in uniform or - publicly - on civilian dress. In 1957 the Federal Republic of Germany authorised alternative 'de-nazified' replacement versions of World War II period war decorations. These could be worn both on Bundeswehr uniform and in civilian dress. The new version of the War Merit Cross replaced the swastika on the obverse central disc of the cross with the date "1939" (as on the reverse disc of the original version), the reverse disc being blank. The wearing of Nazi era decorations in any form continued to be banned in the German Democratic Republic until German reunification in 1990.

February 12, 2012

Ethnic Minorities and Foreigners in Hitler's Army

Ethnic Minorities and Foreigners in Hitler's Army


Black Nazis: A Study of Racial Ambivalence in Nazi Germany's Military Establishment
Tonight I watched a video titled "The Truth About Nazis, Niggers, Jews and God" by YouTube user tmotofga who I am subscribed to as his videos are enlightening and thought provoking.   In that video, he mentions that he has never seen any photographs of black Nazi nor any Nazis that were not caucasian, and as far as I can tell from his discussion, believes that all the Nazi soldiers were white, which is incorrect.

Black Nazis II: Minorities and Foreigners in Hitler's Armed Forces: The Unbiased History
Since YouTube only allows a limited number of characters for comments to respond, I decided to write this blog post due to the fact that it is not widely known that Hitler's armed forces was an ethically diverse one that not only include Germans and other Europeans, but Africans, Koreans, Arabs, Indians, Japanese, Turks, but even Muslims and Jews.    Since I myself have historical interests and have studied World War II extensively and am aware of the entire histories associated with it, I was aware of this fact, however, it is not common knowledge for the majority of people, simply for the fact that it is not taught, or people do not seek out to learn it on their own.

The ethnic diversity of Hitler's armed forces is documented with evidence, and is the topic of Black Nazis: A Study of Racial Ambivalence in Nazi Germany's Military Establishment by Veronica Clark who followed up with a second book titled Black Nazis II: Minorities and Foreigners in Hitler's Armed Forces: The Unbiased History For Tmotofga's benefit, as well as my readers, I am including some photos to show diversity among Hitler's armed forces during WWII.

Ethnic Diversity in Hitler's Army during WWII.

Korean Soldiers of Hitler's Army


African Nazi Soldier
Indian Nazi Soldier

December 20, 2011

WWII German Arm Bands For Sale

WWII German Arm Bands For Sale

Original WWII German NSDAP Nazi Party Armband $100 SHIPPED USA  Only ONE available and photo is of EXACT armband for sale.
WWII German Arm Band
Original WWII German NSDAP Nazi Party Armband

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. It was known as the German Workers' Party (DAP) before the name was changed in 1920.

The party's last leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933. Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.

This is a German WWII political armband. Of four piece construction. The swastika is of multiple, folded construction, sewn onto white circle, on red cotton armbandThis armband is authentic and was originally purchased from a reputable dealer.  It has been blacklight tested, as well as burn tested.  If you have any questions, or wish to see more photos, contact me via the comments, or send message to assholeblogger at facebook dot comPrice is $100 SHIPPED anywhere in the US. It is illegal for me to ship this WWII German NSDAP Armband to Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Israel and several other countries, therefore, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING via the Buy it Now.  You must contact me for shipping costs for Canada and elsewhere where item is legal to ship..



Original WWII German HJ Hitler Youth Armband $100 SHIPPED. USA Only ONE available and photo is of EXACT armband for sale.
WWII German Hitler Youth Arm Band
Original WWII German HJ Hitler Youth Armband
The Hitler Youth, abbreviated HJ for Hitlerjugend, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It existed from 1922 to 1945. The HJ was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group, founded one year after its adult counterpart, the Sturmabteilung (the SA). It was made up of the Hitlerjugend proper, for male youth ages 14–18; the younger boys' section Deutsches Jungvolk for ages 10–14; and the girls' section Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM, the League of German Girls).



This is a German WWII Hitler Youth armband. It was issued to individuals who joined the Hitler Youth. Constructed of cotton material . The design consisted of three horizontal stripes, two positioned on the outside (which were red) and one in the center (which was white). The Hitler Youth diamond shape was placed in the center with a large swastika in black.  This armband is authentic and was originally purchased from a reputable dealer.  It has been blacklight tested, as well as burn tested.  If you have any questions, or wish to see more photos, contact me via the comments, or send message to assholeblogger at facebook dot comPrice is $100 SHIPPED anywhere in the US. It is illegal for me to ship this WWII German Hitler Youth Armband to Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Israel and several other countries, therefore, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Item is available to US buyers only.

HJ Armband has been SOLD
NSDAP Armband has been SOLD
Reproduction armbands for sale

December 6, 2011

World War II German West Wall Medal


Considering that eBay deleted my listing for my WWII Nazi Germany West Wall Medal for sale, I decided to start posting various items here on my new blog and see how it goes.

WWII German West Wall Medal + Ribbon. Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen. Excellent condition.

The West Wall Medal (German: Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was a military decoration of Nazi Germany. It was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or, in English, the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there prior to May 1940. In 1944, as Germany was expecting the arrival of the allied invasion, it was again awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. In all 622,064 medals were awarded until the end of the war.

The photos are of the exact WWII German West Wall Medal for sale.  Only ONE is available.

WWII German West Wall Medal and Ribbon WWII German West Wall Medal and Ribbon

Price is $60 SHIPPED anywhere in the US. It is illegal for me to ship this WWII German West Wall Medal to Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Israel and several other countries, therefore, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING via the Buy it Now.  You must contact me for shipping costs for Canada and elsewhere where item is legal to ship.. If you see the buy it now button, it is still available.  Take note that I have 100% positive feedback as a seller on eBay and Auction Arms
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