Statistics of Jews in Germany 1933- 1945
The data on the development of the Jewish population in Germany between 1933 and 1945 are based on the detailed statistics of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Germany, which were prepared by order of the Reichsicherheitshauptamt (RSHA). After the discontinuation of the activities of the Reichsvereinigung by the RSHA in June 1943, statistical data were transmitted to Berlin only to a limited extent by the Jewish faithful who were responsible for the individual regions of Germany.
Monthly data on the development of the Jewish population of Berlin are taken from the statistics of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Germany, except the data on suicides of Berlin Jews between 1940 and 1944, which come from the files of the Berlin police.
In July 1940 the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Germany had to draw up monthly statistics on the population numbers of the Jews in the cultic associations and district offices of the Reichsvereinigung. The statistics contain detailed information on the emigration, the surplus of death and the deportation of Jews (as a category of “emigration”). The last known list for April 1943 is dated 6 January 1943, one month before the ruling of the Reichsvereinigung, arranged by the RSHA.
In addition to the abovementioned statistics and the figures contained therein on the number of deported Jews, the Reichsvereinigung had to draw up separate summaries of the monthly deportations from the respective Gestapo districts and the resulting regional changes in population. The information on the number of Jews deported from Germany based on the statistics of the Reichsvereinigung, reported in the reports of the SS-
Beginning February 1940 the Gestapo asked for weekly reports on the number of emigrants from Germany. The emigrants statistics compiled in September 1940 along with the monthly reports on population growth in the cult associations and district offices of the Reich Association, which included on orders from the Gestapo and the deportations of 1940, the General Government and the South of France, contained detailed information with the installation of the target countries as well as the age