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185,000 Jews Left in Old Reich, Census Reveals

The Jewish population of the Old Reich, including the Sudetenland, has dropped from 500,000 in 1933 to 185,000 as of Oct. 1 this year,according to a report in the Juedische Nachrichtenblatt, the only remaining Jewish newspaper in Germany.

The report is based on data compiled by the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, the all-inclusive German-Jewish organization. Of the 185,000 remaining German Jews, according to the census, only 77,000 are males and 108,000 are females. Ninety thousand of the total live in Berlin.

The report discloses that only 16 per cent of the Jewish population still possess property valued at more than 5,000 marks. The remainder have all been reduced to poverty and the majority of them must be supported by Jewish charity.