"Verwundetenabzeichen Gold". “Verwundeten-Abzeichen, Silber”. "Verwundetenabzeichen".
The sign for wound has been originally founded on March, 3rd, 1918 by Kaiser Wilhelm II. The sign has been founded in three classes, on the awarded class it was possible to judge number or weight of the received wounds. On May, 22nd, 1939 Hitler has anew founded signs for the wounds received during the First World War, has added on them a swastika for decoration of German volunteers (Legion Condor) which took part in Civil war in Spain. On September, 1st, 1939 Hitler has repeatedly founded slightly changed version of a sign. The award was handed over both to military men, and civilians (civil - for the wounds received at bombardments).
The gold sign was handed over for some wounds of average weight or for the heavy wound which has led to full physical inability (loss of finitenesses, sight and hearing, etc.). Rushed on a left-hand side uniform from below all other awards, In a war initial stage it was handed over in a box, and then began to stand out in a special envelope.
The sign for wound in silver was handed over for 3-4 wounds or if wound was very heavy: finiteness loss, blindness.
The black sign "For wound" was handed over for easy wound or the contusion which has not caused a mutilation. The sign on a left-hand side uniform, from below all other awards rushed. In a war initial stage it was handed over in a box, to stand out by the war end began more close in an envelope.