Star of People's Friendship

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Star of People's Friendship
Stern der Völkerfreundschaft
De grote gouden ster van de Orde van de Volkerenvriendschap 2.png
Grand Star of People's Friendship in Gold
Awarded by  East Germany
Type Three class order
Awarded for Exceptional merit for contributing to the "understanding and friendship between nations and preservation of peace"
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established 20 August 1959
Precedence
Next (higher) Hero of Labour
Next (lower) Patriotic Order of Merit
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Grand Star ribbon bar
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Gold Star ribbon bar
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Silver Star ribbon bar

The Star of People's Friendship (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft), a.k.a. Star of Nations' Friendship, was an order awarded by the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Established 20 August 1959, it was given to individuals of exceptional merit who had contributed to the "understanding and friendship between nations and preservation of peace".

The Star of People's Friendship was given in three classes:

1st Class - Grand Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Großer Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold)
2nd Class - Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold)
3rd class - Star of People's Friendship in Silver. (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Silber)

It was awarded on the recommendation of the presidency of the Council of Ministers (German: Präsidium des Ministerrates) via the chairman of the Council of State (German: Vorsitzender des Staatsrates) or in its name.

The medal was awarded with a certificate.

Recipients of the Order[edit]

References[edit]

Taschenlexikon Orden und Medaillen Staatliche Auszeichnungen der DDR, VEB Bibliographisches Institute, Leipzig, 1983

See also[edit]