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Exaggerated Figures on South African Jews Corrected

Because of exaggerated statements about Jewish population and immigration made at anti-Semitic meetings through out the country, the South African Board of Jewish Deputies today issued a statement declaring that the Jewish population of the Union was 95,000, under four-and-a-half per cent of the total — not 140,000 or seven-and-a-half per cent as claimed — and that Jewish immigration in the five years up to 1935 averaged 905 persons per year.