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Victorian London: A melting pot of Cockney cut-purses, prostitutes, and pimps. Add grinding poverty and overcrowded tenements. Sprinkle with German Jews and Irish Catholics. Squeeze the whole volatile mixture into a den of sex and sexploitation. Throw in the depraved murderer Jack the Ripper.
This is the world that Jewish migrants Bernard Solomon Drucker and his partner Bertha Victor enter after leaving war-torn Germany; he a humble thermometer maker and she a talented linguist.
But London isn’t the Land of Milk and Honey that they had expected. Instead, they witness the horrors of factories where children work twenty hours a day for a penny and of women forced to sell their bodies because that is all they have.