To Further Decrease Number of Jewish Students in Hungarian Colleges

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The total number of students to be admitted at the next semester into Hungarian universities and colleges is to be curtailed to the extent of thirty percent, according to a new ordinance promulgated by the Hungarian Minister of Education, Count Klebelsberg.

The indirect result of this ordinace will still lessen the number of Jewish students who may be admitted into the universities. Some of the colleges will thus remain without a single Jewish student. Already in the previous year the Hungarian youth has not taken full advantage of the quotas allotted to the various universities. The smaller number of general students admitted reduced the number of Jewish students who would be admitted if the full quota had been exhausted.

In an interview with newspaper representatives. Count Klebelsberg stated that the reason for the new ordinance lies in the fact that the intellectuals who graduate from the colleges find it difficult to obtain employment. Even the fields of commerce and handicrafts are overcrowded. The only way out is to train the youth for manual work. This ordinacne affects not only the Jews, but also the Christian population. It is a State necessity, in order to discourage the one-child system, which is spreading even among the middle-class.

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