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Only 106 of 900 Jewish Applicants at University of Budapest Are Admitted

Only 106 of the 900 Jewish applicants for admission to the University of Budapest have been accepted this year following competitive examinations, while an additional 46 Jews who passed the examinations, were advised to apply to other institutions, the Hungarian-Jewish paper Eygenloeseg reveals in a Rosh Hashonah review of the tragic effects of the numerous clausus. The 794 rejected Jewish applicants received a printed circular informing them that the University’s council could not recommend their admission.

In the provincial universities the situation appears to be even worse. The University of Debreczin declined to admit Eugene Samuel, a Jewish applicant who had passed all the entrance examinations with honors and had won high distinction in mathematics as a high school student.