The Jewish Emigration from the Former Soviet Union to Germany
Since the end of the 1980s a massive emigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union (FSU) can be observed. Israel and the United States were the most important receiving countries, followed by Germany, a comparatively new immigration destination for Jews from the successor states of the USSR. One of the reasons the German Government allowed the admission of Jews from post-Soviet states was the Jewish community’s claim that this immigration might rejuvenate the German Jewish population in the longer run. Using an index of demographic aging (Billeter’s J), the following article examines if this has actually happened. Findings suggest that immigration actually initiated a process of rejuvenation in the Jewish population in Germany. However, it was reversed during the end of the 1990s because of an unaffected low fertility.
Demography Immigration Main Topic: Demography and Migration Russian Emigration Russian-Speaking Jews
The Jewish Emigration from the Former Soviet Union to Germany. 2002: 29–48. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-ger25