30,000 Jews Reported Living Now in West Germany; Many Aged

There are 30,000 Jews in West Germany now, of whom 22,000 are affiliated with the Jewish community, while 8,000 have declined to register as members of the community, new figures compiled by the Central Council of Jewish Communities here revealed today.

The report, published in the first issue of “Historia Judaica.” bulletin of the Cologne Library for German-Jewish History, was compiled by Hans Lamm, director of cultural activities for the Central Council here.

A breakdown shows that more than 30 percent of the Jews in Germany are over the age of 60, most of them living on pensions or aided by Jewish welfare organizations. Fifteen percent of the Jewish population in Germany are under 20 years of age. There are 8,000 Jews in West Germany engaged in regular occupations, about 2,000 of them in independent businesses.

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