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White Slavery Causes Anxiety in East Europe

April 9, 1934
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Conditions existing in Central and Eastern Europe last year and which are continuing to exist are causing great anxiety regarding white slave traffic conditions, the Jewish Association for the Protection of Jewish Girls and Women reported to the permanent committee on Traffic in White Slaves, which is meeting here today. The committee is part of the machinery set up by the League of Nations to deal with the evil.

The need for employment causes many adolescents to leave their homes and go abroad, where poverty and helplessness bring many evils, particularly sexual, and expose young people to temptations which they would normally disdain, the report pointed out.

“Yet we may thankfully state that these evils have as yet not arisen in the Jewish communities where the crisis is great and our intervention has been even less necessary than in more normal times,” the Jewish Association reported.

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