Jewish Population in Burma Reduced; Many Were Interned by Japan
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Jewish Population in Burma Reduced; Many Were Interned by Japan

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The Jewish population of Burma, which stood at 2,000 before World War II broke out, now consists of 150 persons, it was reported here today. Most of the Jews of Burma were interned by the Japanese during the war, and the remainder fled. Only 400 returned at the end of the war, and 250 of these left subsequently.

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