NEW YORK (Feb. 5)
The total Jewish population of the world is 11,558,830 of which approximately 2,500,000 are trapped behind the Iron Curtain, it is reported in the 1953 edition of the “American Jewish Year Book” published today by the American Jewish Committee and distributed by the Jewish Publication Society.
The Year Book states that 50.5 percent of the Jewish population, or a total of 5,833,030, reside in North and South America. The population report discloses that as a result of mass migration the Jewish population of Israel during 1952 totaled 1,425,000, or more than 12 percent of the total Jewish population of the world. By contrast, Germany, which once had a Jewish population of 600,000, now has a Jewish population of 23,000.
The largest Jewish population is in the United States where 5,000,000 Jews reside. There are 450,000 in England, 235,000 in France, 360,000 in Argentina and 120,000 in Brazil.