What It Took to End the White Slave Trade
THE WHITE SLAVE trade in Latin America was established and controlled by Jews, according to a book published last November by Oxford University Press. It has long been known and documented that Jews monopolized the importing of Black slaves from Africa to Brazil and other Latin American countries during the colonial period. Now the facts are also available for White slavery. (ILLUSTRATION: “My God! If only I could get out of here” (detail); originally published in: Bell, Ernest, ed. (1910) War on the White Slave Trade: Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls)
The book is Prostitution and Prejudice: The Jewish Fight against White Slavery, 1870–1939, by Edward Bristow. The title is a bit deceptive, in that it gives the impression that White slavery was something the Jews opposed as outsiders. The text reveals, however, that the “fight” was strictly an inside affair, between the Jewish slavers and pimps on the one hand and those Jews, on the other hand, who were worried that White slavery would eventually bring down the wrath of the Gentiles on the Jews’ heads, if the word ever got out.
And the word did get out. Adolf Hitler observed the Jewish White slavers at work in Vienna during his years as a laborer and an artist there before the First World War, and he wrote: “The relation of the Jews to prostitution and, even more, to the White slave trade, could be studied in Vienna as perhaps in no other city of Western Europe, with the possible exception of the southern French ports. If you walked at night through the streets and alleys of Leopoldstadt [the former Viennese ghetto, still with a predominantly Jewish population at the time], at every step you watched proceedings which remained concealed from the majority of the German people . . .” (Mein Kampf, vol. I, chap. 2).
It has remained for Dr. Bristow to write the definitive work on the subject, however. The girls, he reveals, came from Russia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany — but most of all from Poland. Sometimes the Jewish slavers would purchase them from their poverty-stricken parents with no pretense, and sometimes they would convince the girls that they would be hired as seamstresses. For Jewish girls the procurers made use of a Jewish ritual marriage, stillah chuppa, which under Jewish religious law gave them absolute authority over their “wives.”
Once they had been hustled aboard ship, the girls were raped repeatedly by their Jewish master or his assistants, and when they reached the New World they were handed over to an accomplice who arranged for their sale to brothels. If their ship docked at New York, the girls’ first stop ashore was a café at 92 Second Avenue on the Lower East Side. It was owned by Abe “the Rabbi” Rabelle, who coordinated New York’s White slave trade.
Most of the girls ended up in South America, however. During the 19th century European immigrants were pouring into such places as Argentina, but there were many more men than women among them. In 1867 a young Jewish pimp known as “Bohemian Dovidl” to his associates in his brother’s Budapest brothel heard about the Argentine woman shortage and wasted no time turning it to his profit. As soon as he reached Buenos Aires, he had himself baptized. Then he arranged for a loan from the local Jesuits to finance his first shipment of girls. When they arrived he advertised them as his “daughters” and “nieces,” selling them at dockside to the highest bidders.
Business was so good that Dovidl and others — Hersch Gottlieb, Sam Lubelski, “Napoleon” Dickenfaden, and Israel Meyrowitz were some of the leading “businessmen” in the trade — were soon organizing “trade fairs” back home in Hungary and Poland, where they would look over the stock and make offers to their parents for them. One of the more notorious “trading posts,” run by Israel Meyrowitz, was the Hotel Silliger in Oswiecim (Auschwitz). Justice, indeed, has a sense of poetry!
So long as the girls were Gentiles (and the Jews had been buying and selling Gentile girls even before Roman times), there were relatively few complaints against the slavers from their fellow Jews, except from those who feared an anti-Semitic reaction. After all, the Jewish Scriptures specifically condone traffic in slaves, so long as they are not Jews: “Both thy bondmen and thy bondmaids which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen [i.e., Gentiles] that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids” (Leviticus 25:44).
Feeling against the Jews rose throughout western and central Europe during the 19th century, however, and the danger posed to the trade by anti-Semites increased. The slavers responded by turning more and more to Jewesses as their stock in trade, even though the latter fetched only about 40 per cent of the price of a Gentile girl. And then they encountered the much stronger opposition of other Jews.
Neither the anti-Semitic pamphleteers who railed against the Jewish trade in Christian girls nor the rabbis who railed against the Jewish trade in Jewish girls stopped the slavers. It took Hitler to do that.
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Source: untitled article in “Brief Commentary,” National Vanguard, no. 94, April 1983, pp. 22–23; transcribed by Anthony Collins