Order of the Resistance 1940–1944
Ordre de la Résistance 1940–1944
Cross of the order
Awarded by
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
TypeSingle grade order of merit with medal
EligibilityLuxembourgers not in the military and in exceptional cases foreigners
Awarded forDistinguishing themselves, during German occupation, in service to the national cause, or by brilliant acts of resistance.
Statusposthumously only after 2003
GradesCross and medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Bronze Cross of Honour and Military Merit
Next (lower)1914-18 Volunteers Medal

Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Resistance 1940–1944 is a civil decoration of the Luxembourg. Established by Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg by decree on March 30, 1946, the order recognizes civilians who, in the German occupation of Luxembourg during World War II, distinguished themselves particularly in the service of the national or allied cause, or by brilliant acts of resistance, courage, and dedication.[1] Those recognized could be awarded a cross or a medal by the monarch of Luxembourg with the recommendation of the Prime Minister and the Council for the Remembrance of the Resistance. In 2003, it was determined that the cross could only be awarded posthumously and the medal would no longer be awarded.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Arrêté grand-ducal du 30 mars 1946 portant institution d'une décoration civique" (PDF). Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Le gouvernement luxembourgeois. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Règlement grand-ducal du 24 décembre 2003 modifiant l'arrêté grand-ducal modifié du 30 mars 1946 portant institution d'une décoration civique" (PDF). Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Le gouvernement luxembourgeois. Retrieved 28 April 2019.