While the rigorous restriction of immigration coupled with the economic crisis led to a decrease of 92,204 in the immigrant population of the United States in the ten months from July 1st, 1931 to April 30, 1932, the number of Jews in this country was increased by 1,927 during the same period, according to statistics compiled by the Hias. This is due to the small departure of Jews from America, it is stated.
The figures published by the government show that all nationalities with the exception of Jews, Italians and Armenians have been affected and of these Jews have gained most although the number of Jewish immigrants was smaller.
The so-called “Nordics” furnished the highest percent of emigrants. The Scandinavians, that is, those coming from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, furnished 414% of emigrants or more than four times as many as immigrants; the Germans 166%; Englishmen 176%; French 127%, and Irish 213%. The Jewish emigrants constituted only 16% of the Jewish immigration into the United States. The Polish percentage was 349% and the Russian 223%. The average percentage of all nationalities was 283.