In all 88 first class crosses and 253 second class crosses were awarded, most of them in a ceremony on 24 October 1939.
The Danzig Cross was designed by Benno von Arent.
The Cross is shaped as a white Maltese Cross and bear the Danzig coat of arms on it, the reverse was plain.
The second class is attached to a red ribbon with yellow and white strips on its edges, the first class had a pin on the reverse.
- Christopher Ailsby (May 1997). SS, roll of infamy. Motorbooks International.