Moscow (Oct. 21)
The introduction of a numerus clausus for Jewish students entering Soviet universities was demanded at a meeting of Communist students in Kiev. This request, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns, was previously discussed at a meeting of the Executive of the Comsomol, Communist youth organization.
The demand has aroused the Soviet press in Moscow, which is greatly perturbed that such a question could have arisen at a meeting of Communist students. The Moscow newspaper “Trud” points out that anti-Semitism is prevalent among students, non-partisan as well as Communists.
Twenty-five workers in the ship building factory in Murom attacked four Jewish engineers in the street in broad daylight, shouting “Beat the Jews and save Russia,” reports here state. The shouting attracted passersby, among them Communists, who joined in the attack. The following day the assaulted engineers resigned from their posts in the factory because to the prevailing anti-Semitism.
A strict inquiry is demanded by the Moscow press into the case of a Jewish woman worker in a factory in Minsk upon whom indignities were forced by fellow women workers.