Hungarian Christions Protest Numerus Clausus when It Hits Them Hard

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Hungarian numerus clausus law, designed to curtail, if not to oust, the number of Jewish students in Hungarian colleges and condoned for many years by public opinion, is now being declared an unjust and oppressive measure by Hungarian Christians.

This change in attitude came to the surface when the authorities began a rigorous enforcement of the provisions of the recenty amended numerus clausus law, whereby the general number of admissible students is greatly curtailed. The new provisions are now being applied for the first time in connection with the forthcoming semester. The result was that in the law schools of the Hungarian universities alone 3,000 applications were rejected.

Hungary is now full of protests against this law, coming mainly from the Christian middle classes. Meetings of parents are being called in all university towns to voice a protest against the numerus clausus, which is termed a catastrophe. Simultaneously, deputations are being sent by Christians to the Ministry of Education, demanding that the law be radically amended.

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