Jewish Emigration from the
Former Soviet Union

1954-1997



1954 53
1955 105
1956 454
1957 149
1958 12
1959 3
1960 60
1961 202
1962 184
1963 305
1964 537
1965 891
1966 2,047
1967 1,406
1968 229
1969 2,979
1970 1,027
1971 13,022
1972 13,681
1973 34,733
1974 20,628
1975 13,221
1976 14,261
1977 16,736
1978 28,865
1979 51,320
1980 21,471
1981 9,447
1982 2,658
1983 1,315
1984 876
1985 1,139
1986 914
1987 7,776
1988 19,343
1989 71,196
1990 213,437
1991 178,026
1992 108,292
1993 102,134
1994 99,681
1995 85,874
1996 82,576
1997 63,054*
Total 1,286,319

*Incomplete


Sources: The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) compiled these figures based on information from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the Israeli Liaison Bureau in Tel Aviv.