Suicides in Jewish immigrant circles in Paris have become almost a daily occurrence.
Fifty percent of the suicides are middle class people, usually former merchants, who cannot meet their bills, or who see no future ahead.
A large percentage too are recent newcomers from East European lands who expected to find economic security in France only to discover that the crisis has reached this country as well.
Suicides in students circles are a common place as well.
Jewish philanthropic institutions in France and a special committee headed by Chief Rabbi Levi are endeavoring to arrest the suicide tendencies among the immigrant Jews.