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Statistics Refute Claim of Anti-semites; Jewish Population in Germany 500,000

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The entire Jewish population of Germany, including Prussia, numbers about 500,000 souls, according to the latest figures compiled by the Economic Statistical Section of the Jewish Scientific Institute here, based on the general census taken in 1925. This figure reveals that the Jewish population of Germany is showing a tendency to decrease, as compared with the figures of the census taken in 1910. The decrease specially affects Prussia, where the number of Jews was estimated in 1910 to be about 450,000.

There are at present 172,672 Jews living in Greater Berlin, according to the same data, showing that the Jewish population of Berlin has increased since 1910 by 28,697 souls.

These figures came as a surprise, because the anti-Semitic press of Germany contends that there are more than a quarter of a million Jews in the capital of Germany and that the influx of Jews from Eastern Europe has been tremendous. The figures reveal that the increase of the Berlin Jewish community is partly due to a natural increase of the population and partly to the immigration of Jews from the Eastern provinces of Germany as well as from the cities which have been annexed to the neighboring countries.

The Jewish population of Berlin is 4.3 per cent of the total population of the capital, against 3.9 per cent in 1910.

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