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Old 03-01-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hello,does anyone know how many "stars"where given in silver and gold?
Was there a maximum every year?
I've just got one in silver with award ,I think one off the last that where given (7 ocktober 1989) to Helga Dickel.I don't know if it was family from F.Dickel.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Stefas - I am not sure how many persons were presented the award and I to would be interested in knowing. But I would be interested in seeing your star and document...pretty please...
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Stefas - I am not sure how many persons were presented the award and I to would be interested in knowing. But I would be interested in seeing your star and document...pretty please...
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Hello Ralph,i can post pictures since today.I'll make some and post it this thread.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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Hello Ralph,i can post pictures since today.I'll make some and post it this thread.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:20 PM   #5
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Hello all - Here are some additional links that have discussed the friendship star.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ad.php?t=88428
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=166054
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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Reference the question - Was there a maximum every year? I can't speak to domestic award of this decoration but the Grosser Stern was generally awarded during state visits of significant foreign politicians. For example I have a copy of the 12 May 1988 National-Zeitung which has a front page article with a photo showing Erich Honecker awarding the Gosser Stern to Rodney Arismendi (1913–1989) who led the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU). Unfortunately it's Erich handing a box with a medal, as was the practice, no photos of Arismendi actually wearing the medal. It also appears that the Scharnhorst-Order was the medal of choice for senior foreign general officers such as defense ministers.

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Old 03-01-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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More on the award of this medal from the 27/28 February 1988 Neues Deutschland - In appreciation of example-giving achievements for the all-round stabilization of the GDR - High State Orders -

Stern der Volkerfreundschaft in Gold
Herbert Berndt - Labor Veteran, Berlin
Alfons Martin - Labor Veteran, Eichwalde, District Potsdam
Genia Nobel - Labor Veteran, Berlin
Prof. Dr. sc. Dr. Dr. h. c. Samuel Mitja Rapoport - Emeritus Professor at Humboldt University, Berlin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Mitja_Rapoport

Stern der Volkerfreundschaft in Silber
Paula Acker, Labor Veteran, Berlin
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Acker
Dr. Manfred Bochmann, Minister for Geology of the GDR
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Bochmann

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Old 03-02-2007, 06:13 PM   #8
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Hello all - I have pulled some newer information of persons who were awarded the Friendship star. The updated link is from the Wikipedia site.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stern_d...erfreundschaft

1964: Manfred Gerlach
1967: Hermann Matern
1968: Lothar Bolz
1969: Ernst Goldenbaum, Paul Scholz
1970: Franz Dahlem, Anna Seghers, Paul Wandel
1974: Albert Norden
1975: Otto Winzer
1976: Paul Scholz, Hermann Budzislawski
1976: Walter Hollitscher
1977: Franz Dahlem, Karl Mewis, Erwin Kramer, Harry Thürk
1978: Willy Rumpf, Kurt Seibt
1979: Jürgen Kuczynski, Albert Norden
1980: Käthe Kern
1982: Hilde Benjamin, Harald Hauser
1983: Kurt Seibt, Erich Arendt
1984: Wolfgang Junker, Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski
1985: Peter Florin, Alfred Lemmnitz, Dean Reed
1986: Eberhard Heinrich, Paul Verner
1987: Klaus Gysi
1988: Paula Acker, Lotte Ulbricht
1989: Theo Adam

The above names have been updated since the list Andreas posted in post 20 in the DDR Friendship Star orders thread (http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...t=88428&page=2).
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #9
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Hello,does anyone know how many "stars"where given in silver and gold?
Was there a maximum every year?
I've just got one in silver with award ,I think one off the last that where given (7 ocktober 1989) to Helga Dickel.I don't know if it was family from F.Dickel.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:42 PM   #10
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here are some pictures!!.The first is with some other awards and pictures off her.The large one is from 1941
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:45 PM   #11
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The last one.
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A better one.
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Stefas - A very nice small grouping you have in your collection. Your friendship document has not changed much since the early 1980s and yours was awarded in late 1989...nice...

Does your star medal have any markings on the back?

Thank you for taking the time to post your small grouping...
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Hello all - to follow up with Stefas's question and Kevin's post (7). I have no specific information to back this up, but after going over the current list of names. My initial thought right now is that three to five persons were awarded the friendship star per year. Additional comments appreciated...
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I support Ralph's assumption. Only a few of the Gold and Silver were awarded each year. From what I've seen so far these were given to as select few well regarded GDR citizens as a kind of lifetime achievement award in their field of work. The Grand Star appears to be reserved for foreign "diplomats" i.e. senior members of the communist party in their respective countries. I just found a 12 April 1988 Neues Deutschland article about the death of Ezekias Papaioannou a Cypriot communist politician who had died two days earlier. It is accompanied by a photo of Papaioannou receiving his Grand Star in 1983. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekias_Papaioannou
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