DRK Berlin 1939

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DRK Berlin 1939

Post by gabyh » 07 Jun 2019 18:21

Can someone help me out. Im looking for more info on my relative Gertrude Mandel, geborene Klennert, Oberfeldführerin im DRK Berlin 1934 - 1945.
Eisernes Kreuz,
Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern 2. Klasse
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse 05/30/1945

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Re: DRK Berlin 1939

Post by hucks216 » 08 Jun 2019 11:39

You might wish to try the Bundesarchiv. They might take a few weeks or months to get back to you:

https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/ ... en-en.html

Or it might pay off to contact the DRK direct and ask them.

There was no such award as an Eisernes Kreuz mit Schwertern 2.Klasse. The award was actually the Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern (KvK - War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords). And I would imagine that the Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse was actually the KvK I Klasse as only two females ever won the EK I - Hanna Reitsch and Else Grossmann.
Here is a thread from this forum about female winners of the EK: viewtopic.php?f=77&t=27808
However the date you have given for the EK/KvK 1.Klasse is postwar. Hopefully any records received will shed light on what she was or wasn't awarded.

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Re: DRK Berlin 1939

Post by freddiefro » 08 Jun 2019 13:12

gabyh wrote:
07 Jun 2019 18:21
Can someone help me out. Im looking for more info on my relative Gertrude Mandel, geborene Klennert, Oberfeldführerin in DRK Berlin 1934 - 1945.
I can offer a little from the 20.04.1939 and 1.07.1940 DRK Dienstalterslisten:

Mandel, Gertrud
Geb.: 19.Dez.1892
Eintritt in den aktiven Dienst des DRK: 1.Jan.1932
DRK-Hauptführerin: 1.Jun.1938; DRK-Feldführerin: 9.Nov.1939

DRK-Kreisstelle Berlin-Treptow/Landesstelle III: (1939 DRK Dienstaltersliste)
DRK-Kreisstelle Berlin 10/Landestelle III: (1940 DRK Dienstaltersliste)

Staatliche Rotkreuzauszeichnungen der früheren deutschen Länder III. Klasse
Ehrenzeichen des DRK (Medaille)
5-jährige Auszeichnungshorte

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Re: DRK Berlin 1939

Post by gabyh » 08 Jun 2019 16:51

Thank you so much, helped me a lot!

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Re: DRK Berlin 1939

Post by gabyh » 08 Jun 2019 17:00

You were right she got KVK War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (no date avaiable) and the KVK 1st Class on January 30, 1945. Any further info with these details?

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Re: DRK Berlin 1939

Post by hucks216 » 08 Jun 2019 17:25

gabyh wrote:
08 Jun 2019 17:00
You were right she got KVK War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (no date avaiable) and the KVK 1st Class on January 30, 1945. Any further info with these details?
No further information but I wonder how many women won the KvK I.Klasse mit Schwertern? I wonder if it was a rare award for a female? Approximately the same number of EK I & KvK I.Kl mit Schwertern were awarded so could be a scarce award for a female.

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