Friday, December 12, 2014

1859 GAOO STATE ARCHIVES (ODESSA): SEX TRAFFICKING


1859 GAOO STATE ARCHIVES (ODESSA): SEX TRAFFICKING

(Jews of Odessa & Southern Russia)

July 12 1859
BUSINESS OFFICE OF THE ODESSA MAYOR: ABOUT THE ABDUCTION OF RUSSIAN WOMEN FOR FILLING BROTHELS IN CONSTANTINOPLE
F 2, Op. 4, D. 66

This archival segment deals with the problem of a network consisting of about 100 abandoned young Jewish girls who were seduced from Odessa with the promise of marriage and subsequently sold in the Constantinople slave market and houses of prostitution.

"Investigation of the Case of International Pimping" (II. 48-48):
Some of the names were--
Abram Horn (Schmiel)
Abraham Hersh (fr. Retsky?)
Bodyanu (?) Fishelmaher
Gershem  Rozen
Bagdany Cherni/Black
Moishe Yakub (aka Yankep/Kamlep)
Srul Chernisky
Srulem Groysman/Groisman (fr. colony, Novopodolsk, Kherson province)—died in jail Feb. 9, 1859
    Wife, Altoyu (?)
Abram Oliner
Nachman Purpere—suspected of supplying false passports to foreign Jews
Salomeye/Salome Naumenkov (Ryzhey/Ginger)
Abrame Attentole (fr. Turkey??)
Yekaterine/Catherine Levitsky
Rivka Mordkevich Spivak

Shmuel Morgoyeitsky


SECRET NOTICE TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE GENDARMERIE CONTROL IN ODESSA’S PORT ON THE POSSIBLE ARRIVAL OF AN INTERNATIONAL PIMP:
F. 314, Op. 2, D. Z I. 73
The individual, Serebryannik, was commissioned by Shanghai Jews to recruit women for hotels and taverns for $500 each.