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Pupils’ Increase in Yiddish Schools Higher Than in Hebrew Schools in Poland

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An increase of 29 per cent in the number of pupils attending the Yiddish elementary schools in Poland, as compared with only 3 per cent increase in the enrollment of the Hebrew schools, was shown in statistics concerning the number of Jewish children attending Jewish schools in Poland. These statistics concern only exclusively Jewish schools, and not those where the Jewish religion is treated as a part of the curriculum or the government schools.

During the period reviewed, 1927-1928, there were 169 schools where Yiddish was the language of instruction with an enrollment at present of 18,641 pupils. In the 189 schools where Hebrew is the language of instruction there are 20,060 pupils. The total number of Jewish schools is 407.

Figures on the number of Yiddish and Hebrew books published during the period show a decline. During the year 517 books were published.

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