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W.j.c. Survey Shows 12,082,000 Jews Residing in 119 Countries

There are about 12,082,000 Jews in the world living in 119 lands and territories, according to a new survey prepared by the World Jewish Congress’ Institute of Jewish Affairs, the results of which were made public today.

The survey lists 6,176,000 in the Americas–5,200,000 of them in the United States of America–3,273,500 in Europe of whom “there are abut 2,000,000 persons registered as Jews in the Soviet Union within its present boundaries,” 2,006,400 in Asia, including 1,822,361 in Israel, 560,900 in all Africa and 64,500 in Australasia.

Apart from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Mauritius, where there are no Jews, the smallest Jewish population in the world is in Basutoland where, the survey states, “there are only two Jews, both high officials.”

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