Star of People's Friendship

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The Star of People's Friendship (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft), a.k.a. Star of Nations' Friendship, was an order awarded by the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Established 20 August 1959, it was given to individuals of exceptional merit who had contributed to the "understanding and friendship between nations and preservation of peace". The Star of People's Friendship was given in three classes: 1st Class – Grand Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Großer Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold) 2nd Class – Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold) 3rd class – Star of People's Friendship in Silver. (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Silber)It was awarded on the recommendation of the presidency of the Council of Ministers (German: Präsidium des Ministerrates) via the chairman of the Council of State (German: Vorsitzender des Staatsrates) or in its name. The medal was awarded with a certificate.
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