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Alexander Lederer, president of the Jewish community of Budapest and of the Union of Jewish Communities in Hungary, yesterday published an article in the Hungarian democratic press, protesting against the numerus clausus law limiting the number of Jewish students in the Hungarian Universities.

President Lederer expresses the bitter disappointment of Hungarian Jewry because of the failure of the Bethlen government to fulfill the promises given by Count Klebelsberg, Minister of Education, at a meeting of the Council of the League of Nations in Geneva last year, that the numerus clausus would be abolished in Hungary. Mr. Lederer hints that it was the Hungarian government which caused the Jewish community of Budapest to issue its well known declaration in which it protested against the intervention of the Anglo-Jewish Joint Foreign Committee with the League of Nations in the Hungarian numerus clausus law question.

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