War Cross for Civil Merit (IV class) - in German: 'Kriegskreuz für Zivilverdienste, IV. Klasse'

Restitution status: Dubiousness is still to be clarified

Categories: Coins and medals

Object Data




Inventory Number

N.I. 17.088




Further kinds of metal

Provenance Data


Former owner according to museum / collection

Provenance unknown


Acquisition from the VUGESTA/GESTAPO

Provenance according to museum / collection

On 29 October 1940, the head of the Museum of Military History ('Heeresgeschichliches Museum') took over several orders and honorary badges of foreign origins from the Gestapo. They were successively filed in the museum inventory as inventory numbers 'N.I. 17.057-17.065' on 8 November 1940 and 'N.I. 17.070-17.088' on 20 November 1940.


Art Restitution Advisory Board


The questionable nature of the provenance of the art or cultural object is being or has been examined by the museum/the collection/the Commission for Provenance Research. So far, the case has not been dealt with by the Art Restitution Advisory Board.


No recommendation has been issued yet.

Committee in charge

Federal Minister of Defence


No decision has been reached so far.


The art or cultural object is kept in the museum/in the collection.


Further objects of this group were lost during the last years of WW II and/or by relocating museum objects from hiding-places. This is why only the medal N.I. 17.088 can be found in the collections of the Museum of Military History ('Heeresgeschichtliches Museum') today.

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