Scandinavia and the World

White Slave

White Slave

Yesterday they showed a program about the one million white slaves (of which three thousand were from Scandinavia) that were bought and sold in north Africa.

One of the stories was about a Danish boy who ended up being a slave for 12 years, and the other was about a group of Norwegian sailors that ended up on the slave market, and how the Danish state went into frantic negotiations with the owners to get them back. Most of the white slaves died, either from the hard labour, from being whipped to death or simply because they got deliberately killed by their owners, so the Danish state knew they couldn’t wait forever.

Three years later they finally managed to pay for the sailors, and they all returned home safely. :)

16th August 2010

Tagged in Denmark Norway

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3 months ago #9335606        

@ErenTR: You think that the women prefer to be sold into sexual slavery? That's pretty much never the case, even when local standards of living are quite poor. It's far more frequently the choice of the men, family, or a scammer that offers promises of a steady job in a different country.

Sejdkonen was correct, mind you. The EU DOES pay Turkey to fight human trafficking. Here's a bit of copy-pasta:

“A National Action Plan on Combating THB” prepared by the National Task Force was approved by the Office of Prime Minister in 2003. The National Task Force on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings comprises representatives from several Ministries, Institutions, International Organizations and NGO’s. The Action Plan has been implemented. The Second National Action Plan has been prepared within the context of “The Project of Strengthening Institutions in the Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings”. This project was executed by the Ministry of Interior since January 2006, under the context of EU-Turkey Financial Assistance of 2003 Program.

EU Financial assistance to Turkey for assistance in fighting human trafficking actually dates back to 2005 and is still ongoing.

5 months ago #9296818        

@bubba please remember they attacked so much more than Vestmannaey. We call it the Turk-abductions (tyrkjaránið) even though the Turks had nothing to do with it.
For those interested this explains it pretty well:


53 F
11 months ago #9200898        

16. juli 1627 300 pirates from Algeir attacted Westmanislands. They killed 36 kidnapped 234. After 9years 27people were bought back. I am not sure, but think that the Danish and the Vatican payed for the "ransome"...

1 year ago #9155053        

Looks like he's trying to say, "and don't you forget to feed him"!!!!!!


1 year ago #9092510        

Norway's smooshed face /)'3'(\ lol

1 year ago #9087006        

Do you have the video of the programme?

1 year ago #9067540        

yes, the withes was also slaved

1 year ago #9055096        

@MarioandBowser90 Why?

1 year ago #9051952        

@Elesheva @PrimusPilus Oooooh it's about to get gooooood! *grabs popcorn and chair*


23 M
1 year ago #9029507        

@Sejdkonen Who tells you such nice jokes, like really? That EU pays Turkey to stop human trafficking and whatnot? What EU has to do is rising its people's life standards and giving them hope maybe, so that their women do not prefer being prostitues or products to be sold to other countries.

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