Vienna Kehillah Protests Against Anti-semitic Propaganda in University
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Vienna Kehillah Protests Against Anti-semitic Propaganda in University

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A protest against the spreading of anti-Semitic leaflets in the halls of the University of Vienna will be lodged, according to a decision of the praesidium of the Vienna Kehillah.

The praesidium will address the protest to the University Senate and to the Austrian Minister of Education.

Several members of the faculty of the University have expressed their indignation at the inactivity of the university authorities in allowing the distribution of the leaflets which contain unusually sharp insults to the Jewish race and are of an inciting character.

One of the leaflets, which is devoted to the corpse question, states, for instance, that Jews refrain from furnishing Jewish corpses for the clinics because the Jewish body is abnormal. The Jewish brain is differently shaped than the non-Jewish brain and that is the reason why the nonsensical pacifism was born in the Jewish mind, one of the pamphlets states.

The protest of the Vienna Kehilla called forth a declaration by the dean of the university, according to which a new ordinance will be issued concerning the regulations with regard to posters in the university. He also ordered the immediate removal of the anti-Semitic placards and proclamations which are posted on the bulletin boards.

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