Hitler Awarded Iron Cross First Class by Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Freiherr von Godin Hot

Hitler Awarded Iron Cross First Class by Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Freiherr von Godin

Adolf Hitler, 1915

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Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Freiherr von Godin signs a recommendation to award the Iron Cross, First Class to Adolf Hitler. Already a recipient of the Iron Cross, Second Class, in 1914, Hitler receives this higher decoration even though he is only a Gefreiter (corporal).

Usually this rarer decoration goes to higher ranking officers, but he was recommended for the citation by Hugo Gutmann, a Jewish List adjutant.

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