Monday, March 11, 2013

Armenian Relief Pictures 1920-1922: The New Near East, Volumes 6-8

The organization began in 1915 when Cleveland H. Dodge, with the help of President Woodrow Wilson, led a group of New York leaders in forming the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief (ACASR), a response to Ambassador to Constantinople Henry Morgenthau's urgent plea for assistance to save victims of the Armenian Genocideand Assyrian Genocide and deportations of 1915. From 1915 to 1930, ACASR saved the lives of over a million refugees, including over 130,000 orphans, and mobilized Americans to raise over $100 million for emergency relief and services. Nearly 1,000 U.S. citizens - men and women - served overseas building hundreds of orphanages,vocational schools, and food distributions centers. Thousands more volunteered throughout the U.S. in service to the refugees__ view books at __ 


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