I must admit it's not an award I'm familiar with. If it's a fantasy award it's a shame, coz it fetching. Hopefully someone can help. Stewy
"Internationaler Kinderschutzkongress" means "International Congress for the Protection of Children".
The first such congress was held in Brussels in 1913. This item is for the congress held in Frankfurt from 12 - 18 June 1938.
It's surely not an award but an elaborate badge for participants/delegates.
I cannot comment on authenticity.
Thanks for the info Andreas, as I said not a bestowement I've seen before. Although everything is "game" to be faked. This would be a radical one, most likely good IMO. Very nice looking too. Stewy
Thanks for the info and opinions guys. I really like the look of this thing.
I have found on the Hessen history site that the meeting took place.
Internationaler Kinderschutzkongress in Frankfurt am Main, 13. Juni 1938
Here is the link: Zeitgeschichte in Hessen - Daten · Fakten · Hintergründe : Zeitleiste : LAGIS Hessen
There has also been a report/programme written for it.:
So I am assuming it is what one of the delegates would have worn.
It is something that I would be happy enough adding to my collection.
All the best
Thank you for that Doug
It sold for 290 USD.