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Converts Go and Proselytes Come in Koenigsberg Jewish Community

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A considerable increase in the number of apostates in the Jewish community in Koenigsberg is recorded for the last six years.

Figures published here show that since 1920, 20 men and 17 women in this city have left the Jewish faith. Of this number, 10 were college graduates, 4 artists and writers, 6 merchants, 8 women professionals, 6 married women and 3 children. During the same period 17 men and 33 women were accepted into the Jewish community. Of this number 43 (12 men and 31 women) were proselytes and 7 were former converts who returned to Judaism.