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The Jewish Population of Buffalo, 1938

Sponsor(s): Conference on Jewish Relations, Robison, Sophia M. (editor)

Principal Investigator(s): Uriah Z. Engelman

Study Dates: 1938

Population Estimates:

"The Jewish Population of Buffalo, 1938" is estimated to be 18,000.

Key Findings:

"The Jewish Population of Buffalo, 1938" is estimated to be 18,000 based on a house-to-house canvas

Report is chapter 4 (pp. 37-50) in Sophia Robison, editor, Jewish Population Studies, 1943 publication, Conference on Jewish Relations.

Study Notes:

Monograph is a compilation of nine local Jewish population studies completed in the 1930's, many of which had been conducted by (or assisted by) the Conference on Jewish Relations.

Chapter 1 reviews the methods used for Jewish population estimates in these studies; it should be reviewed in conjunction with the local community study/studies being reviewed.

Chapter 2: Trenton, New Jersey, 1937; Chapter 3: Passaic, NJ, 1937; Chapter 4: Buffalo, NY 1938; Chapter 5: Buffalo, NY, 1938; Chapter 6: Norwich/New London, CT, 1938; Chapter 6: Pittsburgh, PA, 1938; Chapter 7, Detroit, MI, 1935; Chapter 8: Chicago, IL, 1930 based on death certificate analysis; Chapter 9: Minneapolis, MN, 1936; Chapter 10: San Francisco, CA, 1938.

The copy of the monograph available for scanning by the Data Bank in 2007 had many handwritten comments and "strike-through" lines, especially for Buffalo.

Despite these comments, etc., we believe that the reports have considerable historic value.

Language: English