The map above shows the Jewish population of Europe in both 1933 and 2015 by country. Most countries still had much lower Jewish populations in 2015 compared to 1933.
This is largely due to the long lasting effects of The Holocaust, when over six million European Jews were systematically murdered by Hitler and the Nazis.
Emigration to both Israel and the United States after World War 2 and again after the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, also contributed somewhat to the decline.
However, not all countries saw their Jewish population decrease.
France is the most notable example of a country to have an increase in its Jewish population, growing from an estimated 225,000 in 1933 to an estimated 475,000 in 2015. This increase was largely due to the exodus of Maghrebi Jews from North Africa to France.
The only other countries to see an increase were: Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Spain.
All other countries saw their Jewish populations decline, in many cases dramatically. For example, Poland had an estimated Jewish population of over 3 million in 1933 yet only around 3,200 lived there in 2015. Similarly, Romania had just under a million Jews living in the country in 1933, yet has fewer than 10,000 in 2015.
The source for the 1933 population figures come from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and those for 2015 come from the Berman Jewish DataBank.
In 1933, a total of around 9.5 million Jews lived in Europe and accounted for over 60% of the world’s Jewish population of 15.3 million. By 2015 the number in Europe had declined to around 1.4 million accounting for less than 10% of the world’s Jewish population.
In 2013, the top 10 countries with the largest Core Jewish Populations were:
- Israel – 6,014,300
- United States – 5,425,000
- France – 478,000
- Canada – 380,000
- United Kingdom – 290,000
- Russian Federation – 190,000
- Argentina – 181,500
- Germany – 118,000
- Australia – 112,500
- Brazil – 95,200
To learn more about this subject have a look at the following books:
- A History of the Jews
- Why?: Explaining the Holocaust
- The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews, 1918 – 1945
- The Genius of Judaism
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Matthew Miller says
Expected number 8 to be lower…
Clear jewish racism to say that all 3000 000 rilled in Belarus was jewish.
Why did you mark Crimea peninsula as Russia? Do you support russian’s occupation?
Eric Zuesse says
links through to the documentation for:
From 1783-1954 (when the Soviet dictator arbitrarily transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine), Crimea had always been part of Russia; and, after that transfer, Crimeans were so outraged at the transfer that Ukraine finally agreed to make Crimea an independent republic within Ukraine. Gallup polls taken during 2013 and in 2014 in Crimea showed that the residents there self-identified overwhelmingly as “Russian” not “Ukrainian” and not even “Crimean.” In June 2013 the Obama regime was already planning a coup to take over Ukraine and to kick out Russia’s navy from Russia’s centuries-long largest naval base, which was and is in Crimea. This was an extremely bloody coup, and it overthrew the democratically elected Ukrainian President, for whom over 75% of Crimeans had voted. Immediately, members of Ukraine’s two nazi parties perpetrated atrocities against Crimeans who demonstrated against the coup. Even Gallup’s polls, both before and after the coup, showed over 90% of Crimeans being opposed to Ukraine, but certainly after those atrocities there can be no question whatsoever about it: Crimeans were terrified by the Obama-installed regime, and wanted Russia’s protection. Dmytro (like many other people) was duped, but the documentation for all of this is irrefutable. This is history — what has widely been published to the contrary is propaganda, just like Holocaust-denial but this propaganda is mainstream throughout the U.S.-and-empire, unfortunately, instead of being only fringe. Please check out all of the documentation which is clicked-through-to from that link. I was very careful to use only the highest quality, most solid, sources. All of them are sound.
“Obama regime.” LOL. GFY.
The same could be said about Kaliningrad Oblast – a russian exclave situated between Poland and Lithuania. The capital of the region, the historical city Konigsberg was established in 13th century in the place of Prussian (indegenous Baltic tribe) settlement Twnagste by Teutonic Order, becoming then a capital of Teutonic Order State. Since 16th century a part of Duchy of Prussia then Kingdom of Prussia, afterwards a province Eastern Prussia (Ostpreussen) within German Empire, Weimar Germany and Nazi Germany. After 2WW in 1945 it was granted to Soviet Union. From 1991 belongs to Russian Federation. Summing up, 1255-1945 (almost 700 years) it belonged to various forms of Germany, 1991-2023 (32 years) belongs to Russian Federation. Should Germany invade Kaliningrad Oblast and claim, that “it had never been russian” and it always belonged to Germany?
Papierli Schwizer says
Crimea has been Russia since the dawn of civilisation, which was called Skythia back then.
This is largely due to the criminal cult’s theft of Palastine, idiot.
This is as usual very interesting, thank you. I’d wish the proportions within Russia pre 33 were more nuanced – most jews lived within the former “pale of settlement”, that is todays Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and western Ukraine.