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THE FINAL SOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN JEWISH PROBLEM

Statistical Report

Necessary Preliminary Remarks. Jewish statistics are to be accepted only with reservations since certain mistakes must be reckoned with in the statistical analysis of Jewry. Among the causes of these errors are the character and development of Judaism, its definition, the many thousand years of restless wandering, the numerous conversions to and from Judaism, the efforts towards integration, the miscenigation [sic] with the native population and above all the efforts of the Jews to avoid registration.

In the end, partly as an expedient and partly due to the large degree of overlap between the Jewish race and the Jewish religion, partly caught up in the denominational thought of the last century, Jews have been classified not according to their race but according to their religion. The registration of Jews according to race is extremely difficult, above all because of the reduction in their numbers due to secessions, conversions, earlier racial interbreeding and concealment, as shown by the unsuccessful registration of Jews by race in Austria in 1921 and the classification of Jews into full, half, and quarter Jews in the German census of 1939. Jewish statistics should generally be interpreted as minimal figures whereby the errors of classification tend to vary in inverse proportion to the amount of Jewish blood.

We have faced almost insurmountable difficulties in the compilation of accurate statistics regarding the Jewish population and its movements in the Eastern Territories since the beginning of the second world war, which set uncontrollable masses of Jews in movement.
 
 


STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF JEWRY
 
W o r l d . The total Jewish population of the world was estimated to be between 15 and 18 million in the last decade, sometimes at over 20 million. The Statistische Reichssmt (German Bureau of Statistics) estimated the total Jewish population of the world at 17 million in 1937.

E u r o p e . In 1937 10,3 million (60%) were living in Europe and 5,1 million (30%) in America. In 1880 the European Jews comprised 88% of the world Jewish population and the American Jews only slightly more than 3%.

In Europe the Jews are, or rather, were concentrated in the formerly Polish, Russian and Baltic territories now occupied by Germany between the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland and the Black Sea and the Sea of Amy, also in the trading centers of Middle and Western Europe, in the Rhine and along the Mediterranean coast.
   
   

 
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