U.S COMMITTEE AIDS TURKISH HAREM VICTIMS
Relief Rushed for Thousands of Women and Girls Cast Out of Ottoman Homes
New York Tribune
May 17, 1919.
Measures for the care of the thou-
sands of Christian women and girls
who have been released or rescued
from Turkish harems since the sign-
ing of the armistice have been taken
by the American Committee for
Armenian and Syrian Relief, it was an-
nounced by that committee yesterday.
A cablegram from Constantinople to
the committee in New York announces
that homes for the women and girls
and for many children, also taken from
the harems, have been started in fifteen
cities in Asia Minor, and that prepara-
tions have been made for the industrial
training of the women and girls under
the direction of a committee of experts.
In the homes of the Turks, these Chris-
tian women and girls were treated as
slaves and were not permitted to study
or acquire any useful accomplishments,
the organization makes known.
New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]), 17 May 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1919-05-17/ed-1/seq-6/>