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50% of Warsaw Jewish High Schools Admit Yiddish is Their Mother Language

One-half of all the Jewish students in the high schools of Warsaw have declared that Yiddish is their mother tongue, according to statistics compiled by the economicstatistical bureau of the Yiddish Scientific Institute of Vilna.

In the school year of 1922-1923 only 23 percent of the Jewish students in the Warsaw high schools gave Yiddish as their mother tongue. The number of Jewish students in these schools has, however, declined from 4,304 during 1922-1923, to 2,933 during 1928-1929, a drop of more than 33 percent.