Obergruppenfuhrer Brueckner (right) marks the senior sergeant sapper Josef Portsteffen with the Cross of the Knight of the Iron Cross by Adolf Hitler

On behalf of der Führer Adolf Hitler, SA-Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Brückner awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes to Oberfeldwebel Josef Portsteffen. Watching from behind are, from left to right: SS-Gruppenführer Julius Schaub and SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Karl Wolff.

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