The Hindenburg Cross, which was authorized after the death of President and Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, was awarded in three classes. First was a brass-toned award with swords through its center. This was for front-line combatants. The second class was similar, exception without swords. It was for Non Combatants. The final version was black, without swords. It was for the next-of-kin of those soldiers who had died for the Fatherland. Our example today is the Non Combatants award, without swords. It is in very fine condition, but lacks a ribbon.