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November 27, 1970 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-11-27

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Worldwide Jewish Population Facts

NEW YORK-An estimated 13,-
875,000 Jews are in the world, .5,-
870,000 of them in the United
States, according to the 1970
American Jewish Year Book.
Leon Shapiro, writer on Russian
Jewish affairs and lecturer on
Russian-Jewish history at Rutgers
Universit.', prepared the Year
Book tables by sending question-
naires to major Jewish bodies in
selected countries. He cautions
that the estimates he presents are
of "varying degrees of accuracy."
After the United States, countries
with the largest Jewish population
are the Soviet Union, 2,620,000;
Israel, 2,497,000; France, 535,000;
Argentina, 500,000; Great Britain,
410,000; Canada, 280,000. The Unit-
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include; Mexico, 36,000; Cuba, 1,-
700; Guatemala, 1,500; Jamaica,
600; Panama, 2,000; Argentina,
500,000; Brazil, 150,006; Colombia,
10,000; Ecuador, 2,000; Peru, 4,-
000; Uruguay, 54,000; Venezuela,
12,000.
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The Jewish population of Asia be set on a key so low that the
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Soviet Union. Data for other Asian
nations are: Afghanistan, 800;
Burma, 200; Indonesia, 100; Iraq,
2,500; Japan, 600; Lebanon, 3,000;
Pakistan, 250; Philippines. 500;
Singapore, 800; Syria, 4,000.
Shapiro also cites figures for
Australia and New Zealand of
72,000 and 5,000, respectively.
Among the Jewish population
figures for cities reported by Sha-
piro are: Amsterdam, 12,000; Brus-
sels, 29,000; Buenos Aires, 360,-
000; Glasgow, 13,400; Haifa, 207,-
500; Jerusalem, 195,000; Johannes-
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Paris, 300,000; Rio de Janeiro,
50,000; Rome, 15,000; Sao Paulo,
65,000; Stockholm, 7,500; Sydney,
28,000; Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 394,000;
2,497,000 live in Israel, 80,000 in Tokyo, 400; Toronto, 88,000; Vienna,
Iran, and 15,000 in India. Except 8,200; Warsaw, 5,000; Zurich,
for Turkey and Asian USSR, no 6,150.
ether Asian country had as many
as 5,000 Jews, and China has vir-
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together have 79 per cent of the
world's Jewish population, Shapiro
notes.
European Jewry numbers 9,030,-
000 persons, of whom 2,800,000 are
in Communist countries. Some of
the nations Sh a p i r o reports on
include: Austria, 8,200; Czechoslo-
vakia, 14,000; Denmark, 6,000;
Finland, 1,450; Germany, 30,000;
Ireland, 5,400; Italy, 30,000; the
Netherlands, 30,000; Poland, 15,000;
Romania, 100,000; Spain, 7,000;
Sweden, 15,000; Switzerland, 20,000;
Turkey, 39,000 (including Asian re-
gions); Yugoslavia. 7.500.
Central and South America have
780,000 Jews. Estimated figures for
Latin America and the West Indies

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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