Survey Reveals Few Jews Left in Higher Schools of Prussia
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Survey Reveals Few Jews Left in Higher Schools of Prussia

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The official organ of the Reich and Prussian Ministries of Education publishes a statistical survey giving the number of students at the higher public and private schools in Prussia, according to religion, as of May 1, 1934.

The total number attending the public schools in Prussia was 355,362, and at the private schools 40,921, making altogether 396,183 students, 245,529 boys and 150,654 girls.

At the higher public schools, 343,257 were of “Aryan” origin, 233,560 boys and 109,697 girls, and at the higher private schools 38,888 —34,451 girls and 4,437 boys—a total of 382,145 “Aryan” students, 237,997 boys and 144,148 girls.


The non-Aryans were divided into three categories: non-Aryans with “Aryan” blood (semi-Aryans), children of front-fighters, and ordinary non-Aryans.

The first category numbered 2,432—1,359 boys and 1,037 girls. At the private schools this category numbered 222—208 girls and 14 boys. In all, there were in the public and private educational institutions in Prussia 2,654 non-Aryans with “Aryan” blood—1,373 boys and 1,281 girls.

Non-Aryans who are children of front-fighters numbered 4,496 at the public higher institutions—2,487 boys and 2,009 girls; and at the private institutions, 5,087—2,632 boys and 2,455 girls.

Ordinary non-Aryans at the higher public educational institutions numbered 2,788—1,663 boys and 1,125 girls; and at the private institutions 416—284 girls and 132 boys. The total number was 3,104 —1,695 boys and 1,409 girls.


So there were in all 382,145 “Aryan” boys and girls compared with 10,845 non-Aryans belonging to all three groups.

In addition, it is stated there are 3,193 foreigners attending the higher schools in Prussia, the greater number of them non-Aryan boys and girls.

Most of the non-Aryan boys and girls attend schools in Berlin. Here the number of non-Aryan boys and girls with “Aryan” blood out of the total of 63,505 was 641 boys and 286 girls. Children of non-Aryan front-fighters numbered 839 boys and 783 girls, and ordinary non-Aryans 646 boys and 509 girls.

Thus in Berlin there were 6,350 “Aryan” boys and girls against 4,004 non-Aryans. In addition, the proportion of foreigners, including a large number of non-Aryans, is particularly large in Berlin. There are 1,502 foreign boys and girls at the higher schools in Berlin.

Second place in the number of non-Aryan boys and girls in the higher schools is taken by Hessen Nassau (chief town, Frankfort), and third place by the Rhine province (chief town, Cologne).

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