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number. Thus in 1893 Leroy Beulieu estimated the loss of Judaism to Christianity to be between for and ten times as great as the present number of adherents to the Jewish religion. According to Maurice Fishberg and Mathias Mieses, three times the present Jewish population have been absorbed by Aryan Europe. Even Hans Günther estimates the Jewish population of Germany at double the number of Jews of moasic faith with German nationality. Finally, the Lithuanian Jew Brutzkus goes so far as to classify the Berlin Jews on the basis of their blood composition as being purer Europeans than the Germans in Berlin.

According to these opinions the number of racial Jews in Europe including half breeds was assumed to be three times as great as the number of religious Jews (in Eastern Europe twice as great, in Middle Europe four times as great and in the rest of Europe as much as eight times as great) and approximately 6% Jewish blood was calculated to be in the European population. In contrast Burgdörfer estimates the Jewish population of Germany in 1933 at 850 000 full, half and quarter Jews (based on 502 000 religious Jews) and the Jewish population of Austria in 1934 at between 300 000 and 400 000 (based on 191 481 religious Jews). The German census of the racial Jews in 1939 lists the only slightly higher figure of 330 892 full 72 738 half and 42 811 quarter Jews with the figure 307 614 religious Jews. These figures cannot be regarded as trustworthy , particularly in the case of the half and quarter Jews. These figures can only be considered to represent minimums. They originated as answers to a question appearing on a card to be filled out for the German census of 1939 "Was or is one of your grandparents Jewish?" This question was to be answered yes or no for each grandparent. Since these cards were to be handed in in a sealed envelope and could not be examined on the spot, they were filled out poorly. In many cases instead of an answer there were only marks made in the corresponding boxes.

The first official attempt to classify Jwes [sic] by race was immediately sabotaged by the Jews. It occurred during the Austrian census of March 7, 1923. Vicechancellor, Dr. Frank (Greater German Peoples' Party) signed a decree shortly before the census, according to which question 7 (language) of the census form was also to be answered by listing "ethic origins and race". Since the census forms had already been printed this was only indicated on a red page without any explanation, instructions or examples. The Austrian Jews sabotaged this question in the Jweish [sic] Marxist press shortly before the census by calling on its readers to answer the quetion [sic] about race "w h i t e". The result was that the "white race in Austria was about as widespread as the influence of the Jewish Marxist press and parties". Only in Kärnten and Burgenland were the data analyzed with dubious results, whereas in the remaining states, particularly in Vienna the project was abandoned as pointless.
II. JEWISH STATISTICS IN GERMANY

The following material on the number and development of Jews in Germany is based on the official census figures, on similar statistical investigations of the Reich and on statistical calculations and estimates. The material is however, mainly provided by the Reich Jewish Union in Germany and the Jewish Religious Centers in Vienna and Prague which deal with census forms and figures, population movement and extrapolation in addition to calculations and estimates. These Jewish offices work under
 


 
   
   

 
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