Berlin (Mar. 19)
Berlin Jewry, grappling with the grave economic crisis and filled with anxiety because of the violent antisemitic agitation of the Hitlerists, finds itself menaced now also by a diminishing birth-rate and an increasing rate of mortality. During the last half-year period the figures which have just been published here reveal, there were for the total population of 174,000 Jews in Berlin 1,176 deaths and only 582 births.
The Federation of Jewish Communities in Germany issued a warning to the Jewish population of the country in 1927 drawing attention to the fact that “there is an annual excess of three thousand in the Jewish mortality rate in Germany over the number of births, with the result that there is a serious decline in the Jewish population of the country”.