NEW YORK (Jan. 13)
About 23, 000 Jews immigrated to the Western Hemisphere in the past two years, according to a report issued here today by the World Jewish Congress. The Hungarian revolt and Egyptian persecution motivated the Migration of about one-third of the 23, 000, the report said.
The migrants included 5, 263 from Hungary, 1, 010 from Germany, 869 from France, 185 from Italy, 358 from Austria, 2, 054 from Egypt and 608 from North African countries. In the main, the WJC survey notes, they settled in five countries: Argentina, 480; Brazil, 3, 450; Canada, 5,600; Uruguay, 355 and the United States, 12,000.
Migrating to the United States in 1956 were 1, 066 from Hungary, 635 from France, 532 from Germany, 348 from Greece and lesser numbers from Austria, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Sweden. Canada attracted Jews from all parts of the British Commonwealth in 1956; 593 from Britain, and smaller numbers from the Union of South Africa, Australia and the British West Indies. In the same year Canada registered 558 arrivals from the United States.