Fewer Jews in the world today than on eve of the Holocaust

Study finds there are still 2 million fewer Jews than there were in 1939, more than 70 years after the Holocaust.

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According to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Holocaust Remembrance Day, more than 70 years after the Holocaust, the number of Jews in the world is still lower than before the outbreak of the Holocaust in 1939.

According to these figures, there are currently only 14,511,000 Jews in the world, compared with 16,600,000 Jews who lived in the world on the eve of World War II.

The number of Jews today is similar to the number of Jews in the world in 1922, that is, 96 years ago, when around 14 million Jews lived around the world.

About 85 percent of world Jewry currently live in the two largest Jewish population centers, Israel and the United States.

The largest Jewish population today is in the State of Israel, where some 6.45 million Jews live, while the second largest Jewish population is in the United States, where 5.7 million Jews live.

Other prominent Jewish populations include France (456,000), Canada (390,000), Britain (290,000), Argentina (181,000), Russia (176,000), Germany (117,000) .

The published Data are based on data from the Demographic and Statistics Section of the Jews, as well as on the data of the Avraham Hartman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.








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