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Pogrom domów publicznych w Warszawie
The Pimp Pogrom in Warsaw

Contributor(s): Aleksandra Jakubczak (Editor), Aleksandra Jakubczak (Translator), Monika Polit (Translator)
Subject(s): History, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: pogrom; 1905 Revolution; underworld; prostitution; Warsaw Jewry
Summary/Abstract: In late May 1905, a wave of violence, known as the Pimp Pogrom, shook Warsaw. For several days, workers and artisans, mostly of Jewish origin, assaulted members of the local underworld – pimps, thieves, swindlers, and profiteers – and ransacked establishments associated with the criminal circles and/or commercial sex – cafés, inns, brothels, and private apartments. This source volume situates these events in various contexts (of the Revolution of 1905, prostitution, criminality and the underworld, and the labor movement), presenting the reader with a comprehensive picture of the 1905 riots in Warsaw.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-5309-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-5301-4
  • Page Count: 278
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish