NSDAP 25 year long service award
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The award was given in three grades of ten years, fifteen years, and twenty-five years of service. On its reverse side, each award had emblazoned the inscription, in German: Treue für Führer und Volk (“Loyalty to Leader and People”). The service award was a four-pointed cross (Ordenskreuz) cross with slightly curved arms. In the centre of the cross is the national eagle with an oakleaves wreath. Between the arms were rays, which was suspended from a 30mm ribbon. On 2 April 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered its institution for male and female members of the NSDAP who met certain qualifications. The award was first given out on 30 January 1940.
Despite the fact that the entire Nazi movement lasted a little over 25 years (1920-1945), the awards were made well before the stated years of actual service were completed. This was because the period between 1925 and 1933 was known by the Nazis as the Kampfzeit (“Time of Struggle”). The service time for the award was counted double from February 1925 through January 1933. Service in any Nazi Party organization or formation counted.