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From: John.Morris@x-nospam-x.UAlberta.CA (John Morris)
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In , on
Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:47:08 -0500, atticus@mindspring.com (Andy Walton)
wrote:

>In article <350f1740.95876069@news.texas.net>,
>doc_tavish@nonspam.bigfoot.com wrote:

>  :If the World Almanac figures 
>  :are correct, the world's Jewish population did not 
>  :decrease in the war decade, but showed a small 
>  :increase.

>A miniscule increase. From 15,319,359 to 15,713,638. Assuming that the
>figures in the 1949 World Almanac are 1948 figures (the almanac comes out
>at the beginning of the year, at least today. I don't know about 1949),
>that's an increase of about 2.5% over the course of 8 years, or .31% per
>annum.

The Tavish is simply propagating one of the standard denier myths that
reappears from time to time.

The problem has nothing whatever to do with rates of population
increase or anything like that. It has to do with how frequently the
World Almanac's sources had access to fresh estimates of religious
populations.

Whoever first started propagating World Almanac figures neglected to
mention that all figures before 1949 were from 1938 estimates. Since
the year of etimate is given at the top of the chart it is difficult
to believe that the originator did not intentionally mean to decieve
by negelecting this key piece of information.

I have posted the following correction several times:


   The University of Alberta library has the World Almanac issues
   for the pertinent period for 1941, 1944, 1947, 1948, and 1949.
   The figures listed for total world Jewish population are as
   follows:

   1941   15,748,091
   1944   15,192,089
   1947   15,688,259
   1948   15,688,259
   1949   11,266,600

   Now you may be wondering what happened to all those Jews in
   1948-49. No fresh estimates were made between 1938 and 1947.
   The figures listed for 1941, 1947, and 1948 are identified
   as estimates made in 1938. The source for the estimate for
   1944 is not given, and the numbers are listed differently
   than in other years. In 1944, the numbers are given as a part
   of a list of various world religions rather than standing on
   their own with a country-by-country breakdown as in the other
   years.

   Only in 1949 are postwar estimates employed, the figures
   given are for estimates made in 1948. A year or two lag seems
   to be common for various other population estimates given by
   the World Almanac.

   The difference between the 1938 and 1948 figures is thus 4,481,491.

   In 1949, however, the World Almanac gives a revised 1939
   population of 16,643,120 giving a difference of between 1938
   and 1947 of 5,376,520. Where the extra population between 1938
   and 1939 came from is not cited, though one might speculate
   that it was based upon the Nazi estimates made in 1942 for
   the Wannsee Conference.

   Despite the apparent exactness of the numbers listed, the World
   Almanac warns that all numbers listed are estimates.


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 John Morris                                
 at University of Alberta  
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