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Shanghai Jewish Community Census Reveals Normal Percentages of All Age Groups

A recent survey of the age groups in the Jewish refugee community of Shanghai has revealed that unlike Jewish refugee groups in other countries the age and sex divisions among Jews in Shanghai are similar to those found in normal communities elsewhere.

Of the more than 12,000 refugees half fall into the age group between 36 and 55. There are over 1,000 children up to the age of 16, some 2,200 young man and women between 17 and 35, and an equal number in the 56 to 65 category. In the oldest group, over 65, there are 440 man and 350 women.

In an attempt to improve living conditions for the oldest people in the community, Charles Jordan, Joint Distribution Committee representative, has purchased and renovated a large building for use as a home for the aged. When all repairs are completed the home will be able to accommodate upwards of 150 men and women.