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Old 12-06-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Star Of Peoples Friendship/Stern Der Völkerfreundschaft.

Star of Friendship of Nations
(Stern der Völkerfreundschaft)

Established on the 20th August 1959, awarded to individuals for exceptional merit who had contributed to the "understanding and friendship between nations and preservation of peace".

The Star of Friendship of Nations was awarded in three classes:

1st Class - Grand Star of Friendship of Nations in Gold (Großer Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold)
2nd Class - Star of Friendship of Nations in Gold (Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold)
3rd class - Star of Friendship of Nations in Silver. (Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Silber)
It was awarded on the recommendation of the presidency of the Council of Ministers (Präsidiums des Ministerrates) via the chairmen of the Council of State (Vorsitzenden des Staatsrates) or in its name.

Recipients of the Order

1964: Manfred Gerlach
1967: Hermann Matern
1968: Lothar Bolz
1969: Ernst Goldenbaum, Paul Scholz
1970: Franz Dahlem, Paul Wandel
1974: Albert Norden
1975: Otto Winzer
1976: Paul Scholz, Hermann Budzislawski
1977: Franz Dahlem, Karl Mewis, Erwin Kramer
1978: Willy Rumpf, Kurt Seibt
1979: Jürgen Kuczynski, Albert Norden
1982: Hilde Benjamin
1983: Kurt Seibt, Erich Arendt
1984: Wolfgang Junker, Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski
1985: Peter Florin, Alfred Lemmnitz
1986: Eberhard Heinrich, Paul Verner
1987: Klaus Gysi, Frank Kretschmer
1988: Paula Acker, Lotte Ulbricht
1989: Theo Adam
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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Nice Taz. Thanks.
This Order could have been a really beautiful award. Imagine what the Imperial German, Russian, or Soviet jewelers could have made of this. Think of the enamel work and the multiple gold &/or silver parts. But what we get is a collective piece of diecast costume jewelery. :dissapoint
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re: Star of Friendship of Nations/Stern der Völkerfreundschaft

As an update to this thread. There were six former MfS officers who were presented this award.
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re: Star of Friendship of Nations/Stern der Völkerfreundschaft

Thanks for your contributions, Holmes ;)
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re: Star of Friendship of Nations/Stern der Völkerfreundschaft

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Nice Taz. Thanks.
This Order could have been a really beautiful award. Imagine what the Imperial German, Russian, or Soviet jewelers could have made of this. Think of the enamel work and the multiple gold &/or silver parts. But what we get is a collective piece of diecast costume jewelery. :dissapoint
Pretty much just like the rest of GDR awards, IMO.
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