Secrets of Sexual Forced Labour in Nazi Concentration Camps

Tuesday, 30 June 2009
by Kathryn Hadley

I have vivid memories of a school trip to Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, 35 kilometres north of Berlin: the crematories, the so-called ‘Station Z’ built for the extermination of prisoners in 1942, the infirmary… I have no recollection, however, of the camp brothel.

Robert Sommer’s latest book The Concentration Camp Bordello: Sexual Forced Labor in National Socialistic Concentration Camps (Das KZ-Bordell) provides, however, for the first time a comprehensive study of this dark, hushed-up and largely ignored chapter of the history of Nazi Germany. Sommer is a cultural studies Continue reading

VA: Home delivery prostitution alleged in Vienna

Fairfax County
By Gregg MacDonald
Source: Fairfax County Times

In today’s world of ultra-convenience, practically any goods or services can be delivered directly to your home. That includes prostitution.

On June 11, Detective James K. Sheeran of the Town of Vienna Police Dept. noticed a suspicious vehicle bearing a temporary Maryland license plate parked in front of an apartment complex on Cedar Lane in Vienna. He noticed that there was a person in the driver’s seat. He returned later on a routine patrol to find the same vehicle parked with the driver still inside.

Court documents say that Sheeran interviewed the driver and “learned that the driver had transported a female” to the apartment complex “for the purpose of prostitution.” Continue reading

UK: Judge suspended over male prostitute allegations

Judge Gerald Price unable to work while tabloid claims about private life are investigated
Steven Morris, Tuesday 30 June 2009 13.46 BST

A senior judge has been suspended while allegations printed about his private life in a tabloid newspaper are investigated, it emerged today.

The Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) said Judge Gerald Price QC would not be able to work during the inquiry into allegations made in the News of the World about him and a male prostitute.

Judge Price, who earns £128,296 a year, normally sits in Swansea, Carmarthen and Cardiff crown courts, although he has not worked since the article appeared. Continue reading

Infected and untreated, prostitutes behind Knox County syphilis outbreak

By J.J. Stambaugh (Contact)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dozens of Knoxville’s street-level prostitutes are infected with syphilis or HIV and many of them don’t even know it, according to the Knox County Health Department.

Even when prostitutes do know that they’re potentially spreading a lethal disease and might face a stiff prison term for it, many continue plying their trade from the sidewalks of North and East Knoxville with little concern for themselves, their customers or the innocent who might end up infected, said Gary Messer, who does public outreach for the Health Department.

“It hasn’t stopped some of these women from continuing the process out there,” Messer said. “Right now there are around 10 prostitutes who are HIV-positive. Continue reading

RI: Prostitution and human trafficking are two separate issues

June 30, 2:28 PM

Today’s Providence Journal has a column by Ed Achorn that is so misguided, that it is difficult to figure out where to start. The column criticizes the loophole in Rhode Island law which makes prostitution legal, if it occurs indoors. For a multitude of reason, the current law is effective and should remain unchanged. It makes prostitution on the streets illegal, yet doesn’t criminalize consensual sex between adults that occurs behind closed doors. Edward Achorn seems to get side-tracked, and confuses several issues. This particular passage is a good example: Continue reading

Edward Achorn: Enablers of modern slavery in R.I.

01:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TO ITS ETERNAL GLORY, Rhode Island was one of the first states to abolish slavery. To its eternal shame, it is the only state that legally permits — via a loophole in state law — its modern version.

By refusing to pass a good law specifically banning indoor prostitution, Rhode Island is saying yes to the brutal exploitation of teenage girls and young women, many of them foreigners who are held in this strange land as virtual slaves. Their pimps are experts at preying on young women, with the help of drugs, coercion and “protection,” to keep them in slavery, miserably toiling in the fields of prostitution — serving perhaps a dozen men a day to help earn pimps hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Continue reading

DC: Serving on the Street

Christina Cauterucci
Issue date: 6/29/09 Section: Commentary

Hooker. Whore. Trick. You’ve probably heard a multitude of such less-than-respectful terms for individuals who sell sex for money or drugs. They are rarely represented in political proceedings, seldom mentioned favorably in popular media and often condemned for engaging in what society considers to be immoral and illegal behavior that causes high crime rates and the degradation of urban society. In Washington DC, however, one small non-profit organization is swimming upstream against a current of social stigma to provide non-judgmental service and promote the fair treatment of those working in the sex industry. Continue reading