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Exiled Leipzig Furriers Bring London Fur Trade Boom

The London fur trade has materially benefited by the exodus of Jewish firms from Leipzig since Hitler’s advent to power, the weekly Economist reports in its current issue.

Three Jewish firms, the periodical states, alone accounted for a considerable increase in the London fur business through their valuable trade connections with Russia and central European countries.

Due largely to the exiled merchants, London imports of undressed furs rose from L9,072,000 in 1929 to L13,232,000 in 1937. Reexports during the same period increased from L7,974,000 to L9,532,000. Exports of dressed furs rose from L948,000 to L2,262,000, including for the first time L1,394,000 to Germany.

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