Budapest University Opens,but the Jewish Students Fear to Return

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Although the University of Budapest was re-opened and a calmer atmosphere prevailed in the lecture halls, few Jewish students dared to return to resume their studies.

The deans of the colleges have announced, therefore, that they will create a student guard consisting of 200 members which will be charged with the task of assisting the authorities to maintain order and to prevent anti-Jewish attacks if any are again attempted on the return of the Jewish students to their classes.

Other Budapest colleges as well as the colleges in the provincial cities will be re-opened next week. The re-opening was delayed in view of the fact that there were not sufficient guarantees that the disorders will not be renewed. Several professors, allied with the anti-Semitic groups, have renewed their campaign for the numerus clausus in press articles. They demand that it Hungary finds it impossible because of the pressure of public opinion abroad to enact a numerus clausus law, it should at least have a numerus clausus in practice. The numerus clausus is necessary, they assert, “because otherwise the Hungarian Christian youth will never be able to compele economically with the much too sagacious Jewish intelligence.”

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