P1_5 Lasting Effects of the Holocaust on the Global Jewish Population

Daniel Spence, Sarah Botterill, Emma Comber, Matt James


The Holocaust of the Second World War had a dramatic effect on the number of Jewish members of the global society in so far as reducing the population size; this paper looks to examine how the global Jewish population has recovered in the last 65 years. We find that the period 1945-2010 is best-fit with a 3rd order polynomial, and that were the best-fit form to continue, the global Jewish population would reach its pre-WWII peak of ~17 million by the year 2041 - a setback of approx. 100 years.

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