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The Irish Times of Dublin, speaking of the Jewish population in different countries, comments editorially:

Despite all the talk that the German Nazis have of the number of Jews obtaining a fat livelihood there, recent population figures of Berlin disclose that out of a population of approximately four millions there are only approximately one hundred and sixty thousand Jews. This number is nothing compared to the number of Jews in New York, where, out of a population of nearly ten millions, about two millions are Jews. Yet it does not seem to worry the Gentiles there that one in every five persons is a member of the Jewish race.

The increase in the United States of the Jewish population has been very rapid. Within fifty years the population of the ghettoes increased by nearly four millions, which has placed America in the position of having the largest Jewish population in the world. In 1881, when the great migration from Eastern Europe began, the Jews emigrated in thousands, and continued doing so up to the last few years. As they are naturally a prolific race, they increased and multiplied in the prosperity of the United States, and even in politics are now nearly as big a factor as the Irish.

In England the Jewish population is small in comparison with the total population, and though the German pogrom must have added thousands to that number since it was calculated some years ago, the actual Jewish population only numbered 350,000, of whom 170,000 resided in London. The number of Jews in Ireland has increased slightly in recent years, but even to-day, it has not reached the six thousand mark.

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