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Danzig (1920 - 1939, Republic)

Danzig (Polish: Gdañsk) was a part of Prussia from the moment of the deviding of Poland in 1793. Between 1807 and 1814 it was a free town with an own government but that was formally under influence of Napoleon. After the Vienna Congress in 1814, Danzig once again became a part of Prussia and the province of Western Prussia. Because of this it became part of the German Empire from 1871. After Germany lost the First World War, with the Versailles Treaty, Wester Prussia was given to Poland, but Danzig became a free city under supervision of the International Community. From that moment on the city was a dispute. Poland wanted it to be a part of Poland and the German majority wanted it to be a part of Germany.
The government was formed by the Senate, consisting of a President, vice President and 20 Senators. These were controlled by the Volkstag. From 1922 the Constitution was almost the same as that form the Weimar Republic. Internationally the city was however controlled by Poland. In 1930 the NSDAP became the lagest political party in the Volkstag and in 1933 they became the absolute majority with 57%. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, Danzig was annexed by the...

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Highest Decorations

Danzig Cross 1st Class
Danziger Kreuz I.KlasseDanzig Cross 1st Class
In the database: 15
Issued:88
Danzig Cross 2nd Class
Danziger Kreuz II.KlasseDanzig Cross 2nd Class
In the database: 13
Issued:258

War and Service Decorations Armed Forces

Anti Aircraft Commemorative decoration of the city Danzig
Flak-Erinnerungsabzeichen der Stadt DanzigAnti Aircraft Commemorative decoration of the city Danzig
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Honor pin for the SS unit Danzig
Ehrennadel der SS-Heimwehr DanzigHonor pin for the SS unit Danzig
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Medal
Medaille "Für die Rettung aus Lebensgefahr" im SilberMedal "For the Rescue in Danger of Life" in Silver
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Medal
Medaille "Für die Rettung aus Lebensgefahr" im BronzeMedal "For the Rescue in Danger of Life" in Bronze
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commemorative Decoration
Erinnerungszeichen "Verdienst um das Feuer-Löschwesen", 1932-1935Commemorative Decoration "For Service to the Fire Brigades", 1932-1935
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Fire Brigade Honor Badge, 1939 1st Class
Feuerwehr-Ehrenzeichen, 1939 1.StufeFire Brigade Honor Badge, 1939 1st Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Fire Brigade Honor Badge, 1939 2nd Class
Feuerwehr-Ehrenzeichen, 1939 2.StufeFire Brigade Honor Badge, 1939 2nd Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Faithfull Service Award for 50 years, Special Class, 1938-1939
Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen für 50 Jahre, Sonderstufe, 1938-1939Faithfull Service Award for 50 years, Special Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Faithfull Service Award for 40 years, 1st Class, 1938-1939
Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen für 40 Jahre, 1.Stufe, 1938-1939Faithfull Service Award for 40 years, 1st Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Faithfull Service Award for 25 years, 2nd Class, 1938-1939
Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen für 25 Jahre, 2.Stufe, 1938-1939Faithfull Service Award for 25 years, 2nd Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Police Service Award for 25 years, 1st Class, 1938-1939
Polizei-Dienstauszeichnung für 25 Jahre, 1.Stufe, 1938-1939Police Service Award for 25 years, 1st Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Police Service Award for 18 years, 2nd Class, 1938-1939
Polizei-Dienstauszeichnung für 18 Jahre, 2.Stufe, 1938-1939Police Service Award for 18 years, 2nd Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Police Service Award for 8 years, 3rd Class, 1938-1939
Polizei-Dienstauszeichnung für 8 Jahre, 3.Stufe, 1938-1939Police Service Award for 8 years, 3rd Class, 1938-1939
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Red Cross

Honor Badge for the Red Cross
Ehrenzeichen des Roten KreuzesHonor Badge for the Red Cross
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of Merit for the Red Cross 1st Class
Verdienstkreuz des Roten Kreuzes 1.KlasseCross of Merit for the Red Cross 1st Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of Merit for the Red Cross 2nd Class
Verdienstkreuz des Roten Kreuzes 2.KlasseCross of Merit for the Red Cross 2nd Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown