By Nora Glickman
Describes the prostitution shape Poland to Argentina from the Eighties to the Thirties. The textual content follows the existence and profession of Raquel Liberman, a Polish Jewish prostitute and sufferer of the white slave exchange. Her fight with the Zwi Migdal, which managed the recruitment and deployment of Jewish prostitutes, used to be generally publicised in newspapers and magazines. This ebook deals an intimate view of the way the affair stuck the general public mind's eye, and used to be interpreted and reworked by means of the inventive mind's eye.
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Extra info for The Jewish White Slave Trade and the Untold Story of Raquel Liberman (Latin American Studies)
The girl recalls the early days when the traffickers, the “impure”, played a central role in the Jewish community, excercizing their power by controling the Yiddish theater and by forcing young Jewish women into prostitution: They owned the Yiddish theater. When they didn’t like a play, they took it out of circulation. But the rest of the community kept away from them… Many of the old men had once been pimps, and their wives prostitutes. In those days, when the traffickers were in power, they tried to take advantage of any woman who was alone: They had specially assigned men to seduce them” (209–210).
How many come out of it married: liars, selfish, unkempt. One has to watch them with everything. ” Although Dora pretends to be indifferent to the rejection of the polacas in the Yiddish theater and to their segregation in the Jewish cemetery, she takes comfort in the fact that they are still part of the Jewish community. Israel Chas de Cruz: Szichman is not alone among the writers who depict how the prostitutes were not the victims but the victimizers. ” Scliar sets his novel in Porto Alegre, one of the cities in Brazil to where the white slave trade moved after being driven out of Buenos Aires.
Szichman writes in a bitter, sarcastic vein. His autobiographical novels, linked to his Jewish heritage are cynical, less conciliatory than those of earlier authors. ” In her Yiddishized Spanish, Dora does not make any distinction between obscenity and refinement, as long as she gets what she wants. ” Dora cynically models herself on the melodramatic heroines of tangos and milongas, as she retells the story of her life: I don’t go rolling around from here to there as I used to. There is luxury in my room.
The Jewish White Slave Trade and the Untold Story of Raquel Liberman (Latin American Studies) by Nora Glickman