1,681,683 Jews Emigrated from Russia to United States Between 1881 and 1923

Figures are published here which show that in the period from 1881, when the first pogroms took place, to the end of 1923, 1,681,683 Jews emigrated from Russia to the United States.

From 1881 to 1884, 74,310 Jews emigrated from Russia to the United States; from 1885 to 1891, the average annual emigration was about 25,000. In 1892, it was 60,325. After that the emigration wave consistently fell. In 1899, the number was 16,021. In 1901, the figures began to rise again. They reached their highest point between 1904 and 1908 (the period of the Russia-Japanese War, the pogroms, the revolution and the reaction). In 1901, 58,098 Jews emigrated from Russia to the United States, and in 1906, 153,748. From 1909 the figures fell again, reaching an annual average of less than 60,000. In 1913, the figures rose back to 101,312. In 1914 it was 138,051. With the beginning of the War it fell again. In 1916 it was ##,108. In 1919, it went down to 3,055. In 1920 it rose back to 119,036; in 1922 it fell again to 49,726, and in 1923 to 45,443. The total number of Jews, 1,681,683, who emigrated from Russia to the United States between 1881 and the end of 1923 was 11 percent of the total immigration into America for the period.

Between 1901 and 1923, 87,487 Jews emigrated from Russia to Canada (9 percent of the total immigration into Canada). Between 1910 and 1923, 40,551 Jews emigrated from Russia to the Argentine (4 percent of the total immigration to that country).

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