50,000 Polish Jews Living in Lower Silesia Mark Third Year of Resettlement

The Jewish community of Lower Silesia — which now era approximately 50,000 persons — is currently celebrating its third year of residence in this former German territory.

A special survey, released today by Jacob Egit, chairman of the Jewish committee 3n the Lower Silesia area, listed the number of gainfully-employed Jewish industrial workers at 17,000, the number of labor cooperatives at 100, self-employed Jewish craftsmen at 1,000 and Jewish families engaged in farming at 300.

The report also disclosed that a total of 2,100 students are studying in 22 Jewish schools under 150 teachers. In Wroclaw, the first Jewish high school has pi organized while music and ballet schools have also been established.

The present birth rate of the Jewish population is estimated at h6 per 1,000 population. Government vocational and ORT schools have a respective enrollment of 365 and 413, the survey said, while a total of 1,705 youths are encaged in some form of part-time work. More than 1,500 Jewish youths are members of sports clubs, dramatic, choral and literary groups and an amateur theater.

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