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The Holocaust:
Jews in Crimea

July 1944

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65,000 Jews in the Crimea in 1939, 44,000 (70 percent) lived in Simferopol, Sevastopol, Kertch, Jewpatoria, Yalta, and Feodosia alone.

Approximetly 6,000 Krimtschaks, who were generally counted grouped with Jews during the war, lived in Simferopol (2,500) and Karasubarsar before the start of the war.

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Sources: Shamash.  Report from chief of Security Police and SD, June 17 1942 [Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression - Washington, U.S Govt. Print. Off., 1946, Supplement A, p. 661]

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