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  • #69336
    megan
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    Two more East German prizes today: the Prize for Popular Artistic Creation, qhich can be awarded for creative scientific work as well as more ‘conventional’ artistic endevours, and the Ćišinski Prize, which was awarded for contributions to the culture, literature and language of the Serbs… and which has been picked up by an organisation called the Foundation for Serbian People who have been making an award of the same name since 1993.

    #69338
    megan
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    Back to East Germany and a couple of sporting awards, the Decoration for Physical Culture & Sports and the Honour Title of Meritorious Sports Champion. The latter was awarded to national and international sporting champions and, given the success of East German athletes, they had to keep upping the requirments to receive the medal!

    The last one added today is the Medal for Distinguished Service in Mining and the Energy Industry… which starts off a whole series of medals for distinguished service in a variety of trades, often paralleling the honour titles for meritorious workers in similar trades that I’ve already covered.

    #69403
    megan
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    Three more East German medals for distinguished service today, for Geology, Metallurgy, and the Chemical Industy. Plenty more from where they came from… but term starts tomorrow and I suppose I’d better think about the talk I’m supposed to deliver to the returning second year students!

    #69461
    megan
    Moderator

    Having survived the first week of term – with the relief of discovering that yes, I still remember how to give a lecture (always a matter of trepidation when a new school year starts!) – here are 3 more medals for distinguished service from East Germany. These ones were for Metal Processing industy, Light & Food-related Industries, and Domestic & Municipal Service.

    #69492
    megan
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    East German medals for Distinguished Service in Construction and Transportation today. No idea why the Construction one has three classes (or how it was decided who got which class) when the other ‘Distinguished Serice in…’ awards came in a single class.

    #69574
    megan
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    Three more Medals for Distinguished Service today, this time for Collective Farming, Agriculture and Forestry, and Water Management. The first 2 are noteworthy in that they were instituted on the same day and shared an annual award quota of 200 medals between them, rather than having an individual ration.

    #69580
    megan
    Moderator

    Just a couple today (I was reading about the People’s Republic of Hungary medals and lost track of time!). So from East Germany the Medal of Distinguished Service in Trade and the 3-class Medal of Distinguished Service in Finance. Both maybe a little incongurous for a communist state… but necessary functions to keep the wheels turning!

    #69582
    megan
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    Two more East German medals, the Medal for Distinguished Service in Economic Planning in 3 classes and the Medal for Distinguished Service in the Foreign Policy Service which was never awarded. Poor Foreign Policy specialists – they never got their proposed Honour Title for Meritorious Employee either!

    #69601
    megan
    Moderator

    Today I have added more East German Medals, the Honour Title of Meritorious Master and the Honour Title of Meritorious Activist.

    Next time (unless I get distracted by something else!) I’ll look at the Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competition – which in its first form consisted of a series of beautiful enamelled badges for different professions. The second type was a single medal awarded irrespective of what you actually did.

    #69676
    megan
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    I’ve started work on the Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competition… but there are 22 variants of the Type 1 alone! So there will be more next week.

    #69775
    megan
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    It’s that time of year again… I heard from Colonel Khriss Urban who has just been awarded yet another medal by the Kentucky Colonels and barely paused to admire it before sending me some photos! They are now in the appropriate section (USA/Societies/Kentucy Colonels).

    Then back to the seemingly never-ending parade of the Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competition… and I’m not done yet. There are a LOT of them…

    #69810
    megan
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    MORE of the Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competition… and I’m not done yet. Only one so far that I cannot find at all, though.

    #69820
    megan
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    Right, that’s all of the first type of the Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competiton – all 22 of them! – done. A few I haven’t found any information or pictures for, however, if anyone does know anything about them please let me know!

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    #69852
    megan
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    Today, a side-trip to the Austrian Empire as Greg Harris sent in a beautiful First Class badge for the Order of Elizabeth. Then back to East Germany fpr the Type 2 Medal for Outstanding Service in Socialist Competition and then the Honour Title of Excellent Youth Brigade.

    #69894
    megan
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    Two moew youth awards today, Honour Title of Distinguished Youth Activist and the Medal for Distinguished Service in the Champion of Tomorrow Movement.

    In a couple of days I shall be having my Christmas break so who knows, maybe some more medals for this site!

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