Description: Certificate to award Robert Hirtes of Frankfurt am Main, Director of German company Degussa [Hirtes was director of Degussa's Metals Division. Degussa manufactured Zyklon B.], with the War Merit Cross 1st Class; stamped with Hitler's signature although not his original handwriting. Printed English translation on back.
Reproduction of: Certificate to award Robert Hirtes 1-Sep-44.