A Few Figures

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228263
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237142 | DOI:
A Few Figures

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This chapter discusses some figures relevant to the historical struggle of the Jewish people. In 1840, the world's entire Jewish population was 4.5 million, making up less than half of one percent of the total world population. This number could have been 75 million had the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem not been destroyed. Between 1825 and 1930, the population of countries where Jews had settled increased three and a half times, and the Jewish population in those countries increased either fivefold or ninefold.

Keywords: Jewish people; population; Jewish Temple; history; Jerusalem

Chapter.  2763 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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