Hungary is Pledged to Modify Numerus Clausus Law, Lucien Wolf States

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

A report on the intervention of the Joint Foreign Committee before the Council of the League of Nations against the Hungarian Numerus Clausus Law was issued here today by Mr. Lucien Wolf, Secretary of the Committee.

The final result of the intervention, the report stated, is that Hungary finds herself pledged to bring the numerus clausus Law into harmony with the Treaty of Trianon under pain of a decision by the League on the validity of the Law, the nature of which is left in very little doubt and which on that account has all along been most strenuously resisted by the Hungarian Government. The Jewish community loses nothing by the substitution of this decision for the reference to the Permanent Court which was originally asked for by the Joint Foreign Committee and the Alliance could not have done more than declare Clause 3 of the Law invalid, and even then action upon this decision could not have been more rapid than that which is likely to follow the present judgment of the Council. Moreover, the conciliatory form in which the Council has rendered its decision can only help the Hungarian Government to escape from a difficult position with dignity and without any undue excitement of popular passion. For this reason, as well as on account of the substance of the judgment the Joint Foreign Committee has good reason to be satisfied.

The Joint Foreign Committee will nevertheless continue to watch the case and will take such action as may be necessary to ensure the early amendment of the “Numerus Clausus” Law in the sense of the judgment of the Council of the League, the secretary’s report stated.

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