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SAMMLER! UNRRA Friendship Medal (UNRRA 1946-1947)


A unique, one of a kind, piece of post World War II European history!
The UNRRA Friendship Medal Awarded to J Defize!

The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was an international relief agency, largely dominated by the United States but representing 44 nations. Founded in 1943, it became part of the United Nations in 1945, and it largely shut down operations in 1947. Its purpose was to "plan, co-ordinate, administer or arrange for the administration of measures for the relief of victims of war in any area under the control of any of the United Nations through the provision of food, fuel, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities, medical and other essential services". Its staff of civil servants included 12,000 people, with headquarters in New York.

The French text on this medallion reads
" EN TEMOIGNAGE D'AMITIE" (English- In Testimony of Friendship)
UNRRA - 164
1946 - 1947

Image #3 Shown with Eisenhower dollar to show size. Image #4 enlarged to show detail.

One of a kind medal presented in the late 1940's - unduplicatable!!!
Unique addition to post WWII history collection! Only $99.00 (Free Shipping within USA - Canada $15.00 S/H)

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