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A Scapegoat For All Seasons: The Donmes or Crypto - Jews of Turkey


Rifat Bali, The Isis Press, Istanbul, June 1, 2010
The book is a study of the demonization of the Doenmes (Crypto-Jews, whose ancestors were followers of the so-called messiah Sabbatai Tsvi), in today's Turkish society and Turkish media. It studies why antisemitic books declaring that "the Turkish Republic is governed by Crypto-Jews" became best-sellers in Turkey and how this mentality had been widely disseminated in Turkey.

Keywords: Turkey, Global Judaism, Global Jews, history, Crypto Jews