Ostvolk Medal 1st Class in Silver – Rare Juncker Version . GO4994

WW2 German Ostvolk Medal (Eastern People Medal). First Class silver grade with swords. Although unmarked, this is the rare early Juncker version seldom seen. Zinc based medal with a light copper coating on top, typical for Juncker made pieces. This is not the typical Wachtler & Lange (100) and Rudolf Souval made badges that you normally see around. Worn condition with most of the silver finish worn away.


Additional Notes: Originally known as the Bravery and Merit Decoration for the Eastern People, this series of medals was instituted in July of 1942 to recognize the volunteers from the Eastern European countries to Germany’s war effort. The awards were introduced in 2 classes with 5 grades and were awarded with swords for bravery in combat, or without swords for outstanding service to the war effort. The awards were rendered in a 1st class in gold and silver and a 2nd class in gold, silver, and bronze grades and all could be issued with or without swords. The 1st class medals were pin back attachments while the 2nd class medals had a green ribbon with or without stripes.


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Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × .5 in

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