Boots & Sabers

The blogging will continue until morale improves...


Everything but tech support.

2013, 25 Oct 20

Jews Flee Europe


Between the end of the 18th and 19th centuries, the number of Jews in the world rose to more than 10 million, and climbed further to 16.5 million on the eve of the second world war. Most of the growth was in eastern Europe, then America and then Palestine and Israel.

The murder of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust reduced the global population to around 11 million, “radically disrupt[ing] what had been up to that moment the continuous build-up and transformation of European Jewry”.

In 1880, 88% of the world’s Jews lived in Europe. By 1945, this share had fallen to 35%, then to 26% in 1970 and to 9% in 2020. Most of this decline happened in eastern Europe, where the share of the global total fell from 26% in 1945 to 2% in 2020.

In the latter decades of the 20th century, the “opening of the doors of the Soviet Union” meant that more than 1.8 million Jews left eastern Europe between 1969 and 2020, resulting in “a drastic shift in the Jewish population’s centre of gravity from the east to the west of the continent”.


2013, 25 October 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Who would not flee Europe?

    Socialists are rising again with their human rights abuses that started 2 World Wars.

    American liberals cheer the rise of totalitarianism leftism in Europe.

  2. Mar

    Europe does not support Israel but instead support thug countries like Iran and groups like Hamas.
    Kind of like American liberals. Support thugs and hate Israel.
    Still have no idea why Jewish people support Democrats. Democrats, for the most part, are anti-Semitic.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Why do Democrats cozy up to Sarsour and Farrakhan?

    They are the most hateful anti-semitic people in America.

    Democrats embrace the hatred, openly.

    Unless you are willing to denounce these 2 and Democrats that cozy up to them?

    You will not.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Why do republicans cozy up to the proud boys, david duke, and others of similar ilk?

    I have voted D this year, and have in the past, but have also voted R in the past.  My best friend all through school grades 1-12 is Jewish, one of my roommates in college is Jewish, I still have Jewish friends.  For you to make such an inaccurate and blatantly false claim is awful, just awful.

    Will you denounce trump and other republicans/conservatives that cozy up to white nationalist/anti-Semitic groups?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    You are not willing to denounce the hateful liberal anti-Semites, awful. Just awful!

    Trump has denounced David Duke and all white supremacists!!!

    Has you boy Biden denounced Antifa, Farrakhan, Sarsour, Omar?


    You support vile hate then.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    Obama denounced farrakhan during a debate on NBC.  Why does trump avoid answering ?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    Biden has not.

    Who cares what Obama said, you should look at what he actually did, his party’s leaders still cozy up to Farrakahn with barely a peep from Obama.    Did you see the funeral of Congressman Lewis just 2 months back?

    But I guess you are OK with leftist lies.



  8. Mar

    Sociopath, the liberals for the most support the Palestinians and you go on many college campuses and the liberals there want the universities to divest from Israel.
    The liberals, led by President Sparklefart, cut a deal with Iran.
    Then the liberal thugs, whom you support, attacked a Jewish rally yesterday.
    So yeah, most, most liberals are anti-Semite.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    “Who cares what Obama said”.  Apparently trump, as he is obsessed with Obama.

  10. penquin

    Anti-Semitism comes in many forms. Trump is absolutely not an eliminationist anti-Semite, like Hitler. In some ways he admires Jews and attributes to them traits of selfishness and shrewdness that recommend them as underlings and partners. Like Richard Nixon, he is able to combine personal anti-Semitism with a public record of support for Israel. What can’t be plausibly denied, however, is that he is an anti-Semite.

  11. Mar

    So penquin, you use an extremist anti-Trump article with no sources as your evidence?
    You’re better than that.

  12. Mar

    So, I see you have nothing sociopath.

Pin It on Pinterest