Warsaw (Apr. 14)
Mr. Doktorowitz, the representative of influential Jewish circles that are planning to build a Jewish university in Eastern Europe, has returned today from Geneva, where he conferred on the plan with the Intellectual Commission of the League of Nations.
In an exclusive interview given to the prepresentative of the J.T.A., Mr. Doktorowitz stated that the Intellectual Commission had received an invitation from the Government of Spain to establish this international Jewish university in Spain, but that after he had explained the peculiar conditions surrounding a university for Jewish students, the Intellectual Commission decided not to accept the offer.
One of the objections to having the university in Spain, pointed out by Mr. Doktorowitz, was the fact that Spain has no national minorities within its territory.
Since her wholesale expulsion of the Jews at the end of the 15th century, Spain has repeatedly made endeavors to regain a Jewish population; and the present invitation is regarded as an expression of Spain’s willingness to acquire a Jewish element in the country.
Plans are being made for the establishment of the Jewish university in the free city of Danzig. The university will be called the Academie Israelite des Sciences Universelle, and will cover 2,500 square meters between Gledkau and Oliva, donated by the Danzig Senate. It will be governed by an international commission consisting of two representatives from America, and one each from England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Russia, Dr. Albert Einstein has pledged his support and services to the university.