The Jewish Immigrant Population of France

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Figures on the immigrant Jewish population in France were complied by the newspaper,”I’ Univers Israelite.”

According to these figures, which do not include Paris, Marseilles has the largest immigrant Jewish population, numbering 1300 families who live in a compact settlement. The immigrants came from Turkey, Greece, Syria, Roumania, Palestine and Russia. Bordeaux has a Jewish population of 100 families, half of whom are Sephardic, Lille has 1,000 Jewish families. Valenciennes has 300 Jewish families, Rouen 300, Nancy 400, and Metz 500.

The Jewish immigrants are mainly artisans, traders and laborers.

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