Jews in Israel and Throughout the World
At the end of 2022, the world Jewish population was 15.3 million, of whom 7.0 million live in Israel (46% of the world Jewish population).
In 1939, on the eve of World War II, the world Jewish population was 16.6 million, of whom 449,000 (3%) lived in Israel.
In 1948, on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel, the world Jewish population was 11.5 million, of whom 650,000 (6%) lived in Israel.
On the eve of Holocaust Day 2023, there are 147,199 Holocaust survivors and victims of anti-Semitic acts perpetrated during the Holocaust living in Israel.
Based on data for the end of 2022
Women constitute 61% of the Holocaust survivors, and men constitute 39%.
Of the survivors, about 4.5% immigrated to Israel before the establishment of the state, during 1933–1947. About one-third (31.7%) of the survivors immigrated to Israel in the great wave of immigration (1948–1951) after the establishment of the state. Another 29.7% immigrated in the years 1952–1989, and about one-third (34.1%) immigrated since the 1990s, during the last wave of immigration from the USSR (former).
Data from the Social Survey 2021
87% of the survivors are 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their lives, similar to 88% of all Jews and Others aged 76 and over.
17.3% of the survivors frequently felt lonely, compared with 12.6% of all Jews and Others aged 76 and over.