You conveniently left out the part about Poland in your reply. "In the East, ..." includes Poland. I only included the first sentences for context.Jeffk1970 wrote: ↑Fri May 11, 2018 1:59 pmTerm used by Nazi Germany to denote territories before the annexation of Austria, so, pre-1938 Germany.
New term for Austria after Germany annexed it.and Ostmark
It makes sense that those areas lost half their Jewish population before the war.
Yep, not Poland though.had already lost well over half of their civilised and sterile Jewish population before the war, mainly due to emigration,
There were about twice as many Jews on the German side as the Soviet side of Poland - even after the large number escaped to the Soviet side. And what I quoted was the short Korherr Report - written in early '43.Jeffk1970 wrote: ↑Fri May 11, 2018 1:59 pmThe Germans were surprised that there weren't as many Polish Jews as they thought. Of course part of that could be explained by the Soviet evacuation, as recounted in that AJC Yearbook I referred you to earlier:
"1941-1942 AJC Yearbook page 664"Thus, for example, it is an established fact that many Jews formerly residing in Russian-occupied Poland have been deported to Siberia, ...
OK. There were more Jews on the Soviet side before German invasion of the Soviet Union in June of 1941 and some managed to escape after the invasion.
I can check the sources I have on that, Snyder and Arad both acknowledged that there were deportations and escapes.
An estimate of about 100,000 Jews per year leaving Poland in the '30s isn't outlandishly unreasonable.
BTW, if you look at the number of Jews not allowed into the USA in the '30s it is only about 10% in '33-'34 and less than 5% for the other years. And Jews were some years up to 80% of those admitted into the country. After the war started (1939), less than 1% of Jews were turned away.
EDIT: BTW, the part that Sanning gets wrong is that he says that more Jews were in the Soviet occupied Poland. THAT is the part that Sanning gets wrong. And Jeff repeats THAT part and disagrees with Sanning's more or less correct statistic!