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Heinz Hämel was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 16th June 1944. He was SS hauptsturmführer of the SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 24 Danmark, part of the 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland.
And as far as I know, putting on some type of oversized wooden Knight’s Cross such as this, for purpose of commemorative photograph, was all common once a recipient was informed that he had been officially awarded the Knight’s Cross. The actual ceremony could take place a few days or weeks later.