BUDAPEST (Sep. 4)
There were 531 fewer births than deaths in Budapest during the first half of 1940, according to the Municipal Statistics Bureau.
The falling birth rate is explained as due to the large Jewish population, which is practicing race suicide. During the first half of this year there were only 421 births against 1,868 deaths among Budapest’s 190,000 Jews–a decline of 1,447 in the last six months.
Excluding Jews, there were 8,888 births against 7,904 deaths–an increase of 984 for the Gentile population. Roman Catholics were the most fecund group, with 6,755 births against 6,108 deaths, or an increase of 647. The population increase among Calvinists was 302, among Lutherans 3.
Statistics show that the Jewish population has been falling off at a constantly increasing rate since 1936, when there was a decline of 1,251 for the year. The Jewish decrease since then was 1,582 in 1937, 1,721 in 1938, 2,354 in 1939. The net decrease in 1940, is expected to exceed 3,000.
Adding emigration figures to the 8,335 natural decrease, Budapest’ Jewish population has fallen off in the last four-and-a-half years by approximately 20,000, or ten per cent of the 200,000 Jewish population at the last census.