genocide of the armenians "life saving week"pinback1920

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 25, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
historic pinback."armenian life saving week" . during ww1 the ottoman empire took the opportunity to destroy the armenian race. during the 1915-1918 period it is estimated that the turks killed between 1 & 1 1/2 million armenians. after turkey surrendered these facts became known in the western world.this pinback was produced in the usa to encourage the people of the u.s. to contribute dollars to help the remaining armenian people. the pinback dates from about 1920-1" in diameter in excellent condition. this celluloid pinback was made by the irwin-hodson co. of portland oregon. see pic's. postal fee $1.50 usa or canada, $3.00 world. combine auction wins to save on postal fees.