How Many Survivors Are There?

Studies counted on to allocate funds for the distressed are far apart on the number.

Stewart Ain — Staff Writer

The Jewish Week





Two new studies to determine the location of Jewish Holocaust survivors, for use in making future allocations to the most needy, differ widely on the number of survivors worldwide, The Jewish Week has learned.

Sergio Della Pergola, a demographer for the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, found 1,092,000 survivors worldwide. Jacob Ukeles, a policy researcher in Manhattan, found 688,000.


Survivors are dying at the rate of 15 percent a year,” Singer said. […]