More than half of the Jews in Germany are too old to emigrate, according to the Statistical Year Book for the German Reich of 1935.
The majority of the 499,682 Jews in Germany, the book states, are between the ages of 25 and 65. 60,210 are between the ages of 25 and 45 and 145,546 are between the ages of 45 and 65. Thus, something less than 50 per cent of the German Jews are of emigratable age, according to the volume.
The census for 1933 shows that Jews constituted 8 per cent of the population and 238,747 were males. According to occupation, 61.3 per cent were engaged in trade and commerce, 23.1 per cent in industry and artisanship, 12.5 per cent in public and private service and 1.4 per cent in domestic service.
The following statistics are also given: 110,669 Jews in 1933 were employers, 23,160 were partners in business, 2,275 were civil servants, 80,559 were employes, 20,921 were workers and 2,903 domestic servants.