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 thousands of Christian women and girls who have been released or rescued from Turkish harems since the signing of the armistice have been taken by the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, it was announced 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 preparations 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 Christian women and girls were treated as slaves and were not permitted to study or acquire any useful accomplishments, the organization makes known.

Source: 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/>