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The Resource Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas, Isabel Vincent

Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas, Isabel Vincent

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Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas
Title
Bodies and souls
Title remainder
the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Vincent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Vincent reveals for the first time the forced slavery and prostitution of thousands of Jewish women from the 1860s to the beginning of World War II. Young and poor, they were sold or duped into slavery, forced to become prostitutes by the Zwi Migdal, a notorious gang of Jewish mobsters. They left behind the grinding poverty and anti-Semitism of Eastern Europe's urban ghettos and rural shtetls to find themselves in brothels in South America, Latin America, South Africa, India, and New York. Though these women were forced into this, the Jewish community deemed them unclean. Barred from synagogues and shunned by their coreligionists, they were also forbidden from partaking in Jewish burial. Eventually they formed The Society of Truth, a religious order of love, honor to God, and faith in one another that established women-only synagogues, kosher kitchens, and cemeteries.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, Isabel
Dewey number
306.74/2/08992408
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2646.9.J4
LC item number
V56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish women
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Label
Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas, Isabel Vincent
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223069449560
  • 31223069449578
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780060090234
Lccn
2005043419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060090234
System control number
58599849
Label
Bodies and souls : the tragic plight of three jewish women forced into prostitution in the Americas, Isabel Vincent
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223069449560
  • 31223069449578
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780060090234
Lccn
2005043419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060090234
System control number
58599849

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