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Anti-semitic Leaders Appeal to Students to Cease Anti-jewish Demonstrations in Hungary

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Detachments of mounted police continue to guard the threatened districts in Fuenfkirchen and Debreezin, following the anti-Semitic disorders which occurred yesterday at Fuenfkirchen, where the Jewish students, hitherto unmolested, were attacked.

It is learned from reliable sources that attempts are being made by the government to influence the anti-Semitic professors to exercise persuasion with the student groups to discontinue the anti-Semitic warfare. Pressure is also being exercised upon the nationalistic political groups who are fathering the anti-Semitic movement. These efforts are being made because of fear of the effect of the riots on Hungary’s international situation.

A proclamation issued today by the central organization of the nationalistic student groups urges the students to discontinue the demonstrations. This will still leave to the nationalistic students the possibility of continuing their fight for the numerus clausus law limiting the number of Jewish students through legal channels, it is urged in the appeal. The hope is expressed here that this action may be the beginning of a pacification.

During the riots yesterday at the university of Fuenfkirchen, the Jewish students present at the Medical School were severely beaten. Professor Hein and Dean Imre were insulted by the nationalistic students for their intervention on behalf of the Jewish students.

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