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Old 03-11-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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Gentlemen,

Since the DRK thread has just about run its course, it is time to look at some of the other humanitarian aid organizations in Germany. The other two that I would like to look at are the Malteser Hilfsdienst and the Johanniter. First though, we will look at the Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. The following text is from wiki. I'll post pictures of my uniforms from the Malteser Hilfsdienst tomorrow.

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Maltese aid service

Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V.

legal form registered association

founding 1953, Germany

Seat Cologne , Germany

people Georg Khevenhüller (President)
Daisy Countess Bernstorff (Vice-President and Superior General)
Vinciane Countess von Westphalen (Vice-President)
Albrecht Prinz von Croy (Vice-President)
main emphasis First aid courses , elder care , medical service , rescue service , civil protection ,social work

volunteer about 49,800
employee about 30,700
members about 968,100
website www.malteser.de

The Malteser e. V. (MHD) in Germany is a Catholic aid organization founded by the German Caritas Association and two divisions of the Order of Malta . The symbol of Malteser Hilfsdienst is the white, eight-pointed Maltese cross on a red background in crest form . "Prayer of faith and help to those in need" is the guiding principle of the Order of Malta followed by Malteser Hilfsdienst.
History
The Malteser Hilfsdienst began on January 1, 1953 as a subdivision of the cooperative of the Rhenish-Westfalian Maltese Devotionsritter and the Association of Silesian Maltese Knights in Münster, the training activity in first aid; On October 24, 1955, a statute was drawn up and registered as a registered association. On July 11, 1956, the seat was moved to Cologne. organizations Malteser developed from the Malteser to e from the 1978th V., Malteser Werke e. V., Malteser Hilfsdienst gGmbH, Malteser Werke gGmbH , Malteser Auslandsdienst, Malteser International e. V. and the former equipment company for aid organizations mbH (Augeco).
Malteser Hilfsdienst eV and Malteser Hilfsdienst gGmbH together have around 49,800 volunteers and 30,700 full-time employees and 968,100 supporting members in Germany.
The Protestant sister organization is the Johanniter accident help .
Basics
The Malteser Hilfsdienst is recognized as a voluntary relief organization within the meaning of Article 26 of the Geneva Convention I through the Law on the German Red Cross and other voluntary relief organizations within the meaning of the Geneva Red Cross Agreement - DRK Act - and a member of the BAGEH , the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Erste Hilfe , He is next to the German Malteser a sub-organization of the Maltese in Germany. In him, the volunteer work is bundled. Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. is a recognized non-profitassociation and therefore entitled to donation confirmations issue.

Federal German special postage stamp from 1969
Guideline
The doctrine of the Order of Malta, Tuitio fidei et obsequium pauperum , valid since the twelfth century , ie "witnessing of the faith and help to the needy", also applies to the auxiliary ministry.
Organization
Federal level
The Presidium is the highest central organ of the Maltese. The Executive Board manages the operative business according to the presidency's instructions. The highest decision-making body of the Maltese is the annual Federal Assembly .
The presidency belongs to:
• Georg Khevenhüller (President since 16 June 2018)
• Daisy Countess Bernstorff, Vice President and Superior General
• Vinciane Countess von Westphalen, Vice President
• Albrecht Prince of Croy, Vice President
• Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers , federal pastor
• Stephan Freiherr Spies von Büllesheim and Georg Graf von Khevenhüller-Metsch, representatives of the German Association of the Order of Malta
• Jörg Millies and Frank Johannes Hensel, representatives of the German Caritas Association
• Rainer Löb, doctor
• Peter Deselaers, Federal Finance Curator
• Stephanie Freifrau von Freyberg and Joachim Rudolph, representatives of the diocesan leaders and country representatives
• Ruth Mühlhaus and Jan Waldorf, representatives of the commissioners
• Sandra Dransfeld, Federal Youth Spokeswoman
• Representatives of the active volunteers: Boris Falkenberg, Martina Mirus, Kerstin Rosner, Rainer Zollitsch
The Presidium has an advisory vote:
• Elmar Pankau , Chairman of the Executive Board
• Cornelius Freiherr von Fürstenberg, Managing Director
• Douglas Count of Saurma-Jeltsch , Managing Director
• Verena Hölken, Managing Director
• Sabine Würth and Raphael Ebenhoch, managing director of the dioceses
• Erich Prince von Lobkowicz , President of the German Association of the Order of Malta
• Prelate Peter Neher , President of the German Caritas Association
Former Presidents
• 1953: Rudolf von Twickel (founding president)
• ...
• 1992-2018: Constantin von Brandenstein-Zeppelin
Child Outlines
The Maltese align their structure as a Catholic organization in the German dioceses . The diocesan affiliations are then affiliated with the local and city divisions and the parish groups. You have a volunteer local or city representative before. The county or city offices below the diocesan level are run either full-time or honorary.
In the subdivisions lead "department heads" their departments.
Regional
Areas The Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. in five regional areas: Baden-Württemberg , Bavaria / Thuringia , Hesse / Rhineland-Palatinate / Saarland , North / East and North Rhine-Westphalia
Organization of emergency preparedness
In the field of emergency preparedness, Malteser Hilfsdienst is taking over the usual structures of civil protection. The head of emergency services and / or Director Emergency preparedness is as alarm tip a contact person for the civil protection authorities. He is responsible for trains, groups and squads with their respective leaders. The formation of special civil protection units such as rapid response groups is also possible.
Practice Areas
Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. is responsible for the volunteer work of the Maltese. This includes above all the following tasks:
Training
In many places in Germany Malteser International offers different courses in the field of general education ( first aid courses, former course life-saving emergency measures , which is no longer offered since April 2015 and replaced by a nine-unit comprehensive training course, etc.). In the year 2005 a quality management in the area of the training aligned to DIN 9001 was introduced. This ensures a nationwide standard in education. The Maltese are market leaders in Germany in the training of nursing staff; Qualification as nurse assistantand the Nursing Assistant is offered in many places and by various programs of the Employment Agency by z. For example, financial support for educational bonuses. The quality of the course offer on site is the responsibility of a head of training who, depending on the size of the structure, can be either full-time or volunteer. The training, further education and training in the emergency service is carried out at the following six Maltese schools in Germany: Aachen, Bonn, Dortmund, Nellinghof (with field office Wilhelmshaven), Regensburg and Wetzlar with field office in Frankenthal / Pfalz.
Foreign Service
The Malteser Hilfsdienst's first assignment abroad took place from 24 November 1956 to 16 January 1957 at the Austro-Hungarian border for the purpose of caring for Hungarian refugees during the Hungarian crisis . 1966 to 1975 the biggest foreign use of Maltese in South Vietnam took place during the Vietnam War held in which three workers were killed. [8] The central foreign service was in 2005 from the Malteser e. V. and is now listed as Malteser International e. V. (foreign aid organization of the Order of Malta) with international headquarters in Cologne. In many of the Maltese divisions, volunteer work abroad takes place, especially with Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Youth

Logo (coat of arms and lettering) of the Maltese youth
The Malteser Youth is a group of young people up to the age of 27 in Malteser Hilfsdienst e. V. The priorities of youth work are defined by the four foundations of Malteser Youth as defined in the mission statement, specifically:
• Believe
• Laugh
• Help
• Learn
Formerly, the Malteser Youth was divided into 4 pillars and 1 foundation:
• social commitment
• Active leisure activities
• education
• Maltese specific training (eg first aid, etc.)
and as a foundation
• Believe
The young people should be encouraged to recognize their responsibility for church , society and the state . In addition to the regular group lessons in the local chapter, it is especially the rides, camps and seminars that shape the club life. The Youth of Malta has managed to maintain and even increase its membership (about 7,600) in recent years, contrary to the trend in other youth associations.
Emergency Preparedness

Task vehicle ELW2 of the Würzburg Maltese
The area of emergency preparedness includes the two major areas of civil protection and medical service . For this purpose, the Maltese nationwide hold units such. B. medical and care trains or Fernmeldezüge ago. At major events such as the Holy Year 2000 in Rome, the World Youth Day in Cologne, the visit of Pope Benedict in Bavaria or the Catholic Days , the Maltese are regularly in action.
Emergency preparedness also includes the area of psychosocial emergency care and thus the specialist areas of emergency pastoral care , crisis intervention and help for helpers ( CISM ).
Social Services
The social services of the Malteser Hilfsdienst are the Hospizdienst and the Volunteer Visiting and Accompanying Services (BBD), and in the dioceses of Speyer, Augsburg and Freiburg a nationwide certified training as a sitting dance leader. The BBD form an interface to the social entrepreneurial services of the Malteser Hilfsdienst gGmbH and partly also represent a cooperation with local parishes (including visits to the sick).
Music
The Maltese Orchestra is the musical visiting card of the Malteser Hilfsdienst (MHD). It represents this in public and accompanies musically official events. In addition, numerous charity concerts are given in favor of charitable institutions. The Maltese Orchestra is based in Bielefeld .
In addition, there is the Maltese Fanfarenzug, which occurs in historical uniforms and plays mainly on parades and medieval festivals. He is based in Ravensburg .
Honorary members
• Benedict XVI. , emeritus Pope


Ranks of Malteser Hilfsdienst

I was unable to copy the rank structure and paste it here. This link will take you the appropriate page for the current rank chart.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dienst..._Hilfsdienstes
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Gentlemen,

Now for the few uniform items that I have for the MHD. The first one is an early tunic. The style definitely reminds me of tunics worn during WWII. It has more of a green cast to the grey colour. It has the early MHD crest on the left arm and interesting round collar badges.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:45 AM   #3
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The next tunic is actually a DRK one badges for use by the MHD. If you followed the DRK thread above you will recognize this tunic.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:47 AM   #4
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My last tunic is a much newer one than the previous two and shows the trend to move away from grey to the blue colour used in current tunics.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:51 AM   #5
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Now on to the two hats that I have in my collection.
The first one has silver buttons and the Malteser cap badge. The maker is the one often seen in BW hats and was in one of my DRK hats in that thread.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:55 AM   #6
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This second hat is in a slightly different style than the previous one. Long time German military collectors will recognize the name in this cap "Alkero". It has gold buttons, and like the DRK cap that I posted above, probably indicates a higher position occupied than the previous MHD cap that I posted.

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:52 AM   #7
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Below is the only MHD item I can contribute. (It's not among my collecting interests, but I was given that cap as a gift.) These caps are long obsolete; the MHD have been wearing black berets for a long time now.

However, this might be of interest. The YouTube channel of the Maltesers at Paderborn features 10 short videos (German language, obviously) in which MHD uniforms of the past 6 decades are presented:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe...=dd&shelf_id=0
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HPL2008,

Very interesting uniform videos. Thanks for posting them.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:51 PM   #9
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Thanks for posting all the info and pictures. I've never heard of this organization until now and I don't think I've come upon any of the uniform items. Always a pleasure to learn something new!

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Old 03-14-2019, 08:58 AM   #10
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Steve,

Thanks for your comments. As you can see from the links HPL2008 posted this was a large well equipped organization for many years after the war. It is somewhat smaller now that the cold war has ended but still very active. Here are few more pictures from the web on the Maltesers. The younger chap in the dark blue shirt is in the Malteser Jugend and you can see that written on the his shoulder patch.

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To expand upon this thread a bit, I would like to post the following memorial to one of the early leaders of the MHD. Please go to the following url http://www.gelsenzentrum.de/georg_tr...nerungsort.htm

I would like to post the whole article here but the I was unable post the text with the photos included.

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Very interesting, and nice Items you have. Leo Donnersmarck was a good personal Friend of mine, they did some great work. I have to look, but i think somewhere i have some nice Items from the Malteser, not the Hilfsdienst but the Order.
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AntiqueWW2,

Thanks for your comments. If you can find your items from the Malteser Order please post them to this thread. No doubt some of the people shown in uniform here would have received some recognition from the order.

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A better photograph of Georg von Trusczynski may be found here:

https://www.klaus-paffenholz.de/bos-...szczynski.html

It also offers a better view of his impressive ribbon rack. Note the wartime decorations in the fifth row from top.
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Here some pictures of badges of recognition for service and for the type of service I found in my files this morning. I have one of the cased long service badges some place but haven't found it yet.

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