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Palestine/Yishuv: World War II "Hebrew [Jewish] Recruitment" ('Giyus Ivri') bakelite(?) pin, circa. 1939-45; not maker-marked; size: 16mm; weight: 1.05g. Design: stylized letter "G
Item code: 0132104

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Palestine/Yishuv: World War II "Hebrew [Jewish] Recruitment" ('Giyus Ivri') bakelite(?) pin, circa. 1939-45; not maker-marked; size: 16mm; weight: 1.05g. Design: stylized letter "Gimmel" whose base-stroke formed by letter "Ayin", in white, on blue square background, all on gray base. This was the emblem of the Yishuv's recruitment drives during the War. Pins like this were worn by those who enlisted; similar pins w/o blue color were worn by those with an exemption. Enlistment was voluntary but evaders faced sanctions by various Yishuv bodies, incl. dismissal from work & refusal of service in social places, like cafes.