List of Knight's Cross recipients 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nederland

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Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Neck order
Awarded for Awarded to holders of the Iron Cross to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership
Campaign(s) World War II
Status Obsolete
Statistics
Established 1 September 1939
First awarded 30 September 1939
Precedence
Next (higher) Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Next (lower) Iron Cross 1st Class

The 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nederland was a German Waffen SS volunteer division comprising volunteers from Denmark. It saw action on the Eastern Front during World War II. It was formed in February 1945, by the expansion of the Nederland Panzer Grenadier Brigade into a SS Panzergrenadier Division, although its strength never reached more than a brigade.[1]

To qualify for the Knight's Cross, a soldier had to already hold the 1939 Iron Cross First Class, though the Iron Cross I Class was awarded concurrently with the Knight's Cross in rare cases. Unit commanders could also be awarded the medal for exemplary conduct by the unit as a whole.

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  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.