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My Great Aunt's Mutterkreuz in Gold - Eligibility Question

Article about: My Great Aunt gave me her Mother's Cross, but she did not have any children of her own. I understand one must have 8 or more children to receive one of these. My Uncle started off in the SS

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    My Great Aunt gave me her Mother's Cross, but she did not have any children of her own. I understand one must have 8 or more children to receive one of these. My Uncle started off in the SS and later resigned. He had a child from a previous marriage (his wife died) and my Aunt adopted her. Does this qualify for a Gold Mother's Cross? Are there any other qualifications aside from having 8 or more children?
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    Last edited by Adrian; 11-12-2012 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Nice cross and mint case. Is this a rare maker - I have not seen him before?
    Cheers,
    Al

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    No Pablo, she didn't qualify as such. Possibly ( and I don't want to infer anything untoward here ) her husband acquired it to give her as a present and she accepted it as a caring stepmother without knowing the reasons behind the award criteria?
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Nice cross and mint case. Is this a rare maker - I have not seen him before?
    Not rare, I have one from this maker, and have seen a number of others.
    I also agree with Dan, I don't believe she would have qualified for this.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thanks Dan for your possible explanation. The Cross looks like it has never been worn which gives some credence to your theory. So how could my Uncle acquire it w/o documenting 8 kids? I presume he just bought it?

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    Thanks Dan for your possible explanation. The Cross looks like it has never been worn which gives some credence to your theory. So how could my Uncle acquire it w/o documenting 8 kids? I presume he just bought it?
    Or found, or was given it. Hard to say.
    I don't think you were able to buy them, but I suppose anything is possible.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thanks Dan for your possible explanation. The Cross looks like it has never been worn which gives some credence to your theory. So how could my Uncle acquire it w/o documenting 8 kids? I presume he just bought it?
    A dozen explanations are possible Pablo, sometimes try as we might there will NEVER be a final explanation. Is your great aunt still alive or when did she give this to you?
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    A lovely set Pablo with sentimentality which makes all the more special

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Pablo and thank you for posting your Mutterkreuz.

    Really hard to say why she would've had it in her possession as she wouldn't have qualified for it as already stated and there are no other criteria she could fulfill to my knowledge based upon what you've told us.. She would not have even been allowed to purchase it privately because she would need to produce the documents that proved her entitlement.

    Can you take a photo of the case without the cross in it please?

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    Thanks Adrian. Attached is the requested photo. Just curious as to what are you looking for in the empty box?
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