Preliminary award document of the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross 1939 with Swords to Surgeon General and SS Obersturmbandführer Professor Dr. Lothar Kreuz.
The preliminary certificate dated 13 August 1944, with facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler. Together with a letter from the OKH dated 7. 2. 1945 (!) and guidelines for the award.
Photo showing Prof. Kreuz in uniform and Knight's Cross (without swords!).
After Prof. Kreuz had originally received the Knight's Cross of the KVK without swords, this was exchanged for one with swords due to the relevant decree as holder of a military rank.
Interesting press photo as well as 12 further photos, some in large format, in uniform and as a doctor.
Award certificate for the KVK 1st class with swords dated 20. 4. 1942, with original signature of General d. Inf. Keitel.
Award certificate for KVK 2nd class with swords dated 1. 9. 1941, with signature of a Major.
Award certificate for the Silver Badge of Honour for Loyal Service dated 26. 10. 1938, with facsimile signature Meissner.
Award certificate for the Frontkämfer Cross of Honour dated 23. 12. 1935.
Award certificate for the Hanseatic Cross Hamburg dated 17. 6. 1918.
Award certificate and award letter for the KVK Lippe-Detmold on the combatant ribbon dated 26. and 29. 8. 1918.
Acceptance certificate for the Grand Officer's Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania dated 18. 12. 1942.
Various letters of congratulations on the awards. Soldier's book with provisional certificate of possession of the 2nd class medal dated 22. 5. 1918.
Transcript of military service etc. dated 10. 4. 1940, curriculum vitae, wartime orders, military surveillance. Various certificates in photocopy.
Prof. Dr. Kreuz was also SS-Obersturmbannführer and Rector of the University of Berlin from 1942. From 1948 he worked at the University of Tübingen, where he was director of the orthopaedic clinic and full professor of orthopaedics at the university in 1952.
Professor Kreuz became emeritus professor in 1964.
Interesting and exceptionally rare convolute of a Knight's Cross recipient of the War Merit Cross with Swords.