Christopher Jon Bjerknes
I have received several requests for further information regarding the massacres of Christian Armenians, which took place in 1915. I have decided to publish a book on the subject and have completed the first chapter, which I have posted on the internet in order to sponsor further research:
Here is a small sampling of what you will find:
"It is a well-known fact that the Salonika Committee was formed under Masonic auspices with the help of the Jews and Donmehs, or crypto-Jews of Turkey, whose headquarters are at Salonika, and whose organization took, even under Abdul Hamid, a Masonic form. Jews like Emmanuel Carasso, Salem, Sassun, Fardji, Meslah, and Donmehs or crypto-Jews, like Djavid Bey and the Baldji family, took an influential part both in the organization of the Committee and in the deliberations of its central body at Salonika. These facts, which are known to every Government in Europe, are also known throughout Turkey and the Balkans, where an increasing tendency is noticeable to saddle the Jews and Donmehs with responsibility for the sanguinary blunders which the Committee has made."—Vienna Correspondent for The Times of London Times, "Jews and the Situation in Albania", The London Times, (11 July 1911), p. 5.