Statement Made by International Bureau of League of Mations on Jewish University

In reply to a letter from the World Union of Jewish Students, asking for trustworthy information regarding the plan for a Jewish University, under the protection of the League of Nations. M.

Inazo Nitobe, Under Secnetary-General, Director of Section of International Burean of the League of Nations, writes as follows:

“The University Sub-Committee of the Committee on Intellectual Co-operation had before it at its session in April last, a proposal submitted by a Mr. Doktorovicz, to found a Jewish University. (to be called the Academia Judaica) in the Free State of Danzig. Mr. Doktorovirz asked for the approval and support of the League of Nations. The Committee, however, did not see its way to support the scheme, and as far as the League is concerned, the question was dropped. In the meantime, it appears that unsigned articles were published in certain journals to the effect that Mr. Doktorovicz had been charged by the League to found this Jewish University in Danzig. This statement was certainly incorrect.

“As to the mention of Spain, to which you allude, perhaps it was in reference to certain proposals made by the Spanish Government in regard to some academic questions. The subject was discussed by the Sub-Committee above mentioned, but has note yet been taken up by the Plenary Committee.”

It is noteworthy that the Congress of Jewish Students in Antwerp and the World Union of Jewish Students declared themselves against the project, as well as against any University projects emanating from the Numerus Clausus.

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