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53 Percent of Poland’s Jews Reported Engaged in Productive Work

A picture of the occupational status of Jews in Poland was presented in a Yiddish language broadcast from Warsaw monitored here. Tribute was paid in the broadcast to the “generosity of Jews throughout the world” who sent relief parcels to Polish Jews after the war.

Quoting from statistics “available to organs of the Jewish community in Poland,” the broadcast said that 53 percent of the Jewish population are directly engaged in productive work, with a large share of the remainder classified as housewives and some as small businessmen. Of all Jews in productive work, the commentator said, some 17 percent are employed in state industries–heavy industries. Thirty seven percent are employed in some level of governmental work, while nine percent are in the professions and two percent are farmers.