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Number of Jews in the world still lower than before Holocaust

- April 11, 2018



The number of Jews in the world is still lower than it was in 1939, prior to the Holocaust, according to figures released Tuesday by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.

According to the data, there are currently 14,511,000 Jews living in the world, compared to 16,600,000 on the eve of World War II.

This number is similar to that in 1922, 96 years ago, when 14 million Jews lived worldwide.


Today, most Jews live in Israel and the United States.

The data of the Central Bureau of Statistics are based on information gathered by the Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics and the A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which relate to 2016.



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