Prussian Union of Churches - Number of Parishioners

Number of Parishioners

Parishioners of the
old-Prussian Church (Pop.)
Year Pop. ±%
1865 11,000,000
1890 14,900,000 +35.5%
1925 18,700,000 +25.5%
1933 19,500,000 +4.3%
1950 14,700,000 −24.6%
1990 9,262,000 −37.0%
Note: In 1940 the church absorbed congregations located in the
Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia previously belonging to the
United Evangelical Church in Poland, and all the United Evangelical
Church in Polish Upper Silesia with its 17 congregations.
Note: As of 1945 many parishioners died during the Soviet conquest,
then again many perished in the subsequent atrocities against
Germans and their expulsion from eastern Germany.
About one third of the parishioners was exiled,
many stranded later outside the ambit of the church
Source: See footnote

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