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“Judenzählung” was the name given to a Jewish census carried out in compliance with an official decree of October 1916, for the purpose of ascertaining the contribution of Jews to the war efforts of the German army. The Jewish census must be seen against the background of the rapidly growing antisemitism during the first two years of the war. The statistical results were not published. Accordingly, the Jewish census left room for antis…

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Berger, Michael, “Judenzählung”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0373>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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