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Professor’s Praise of Jewish Students Led to Outbreaks

A professor’s praise of his Jewish students and the resentment of this praise by the non-Jewish students is blamed for the anti-Semitic occurrences this week at the Franz Joseph Royal Hungarian University at Szeged by Dr. Kovacs, the chancellor, in an interview today with the Hungarian Telegraphic Agency.

Dr. Kovacs said that Prof. Albert Szentgyoergy had praised the Jewish students in his chemistry class as the best in the university and advised the non-Jewish students to learn from the Jews how to study. Although Professor Szentgyoergy quickly conciliated the non-Jewish students by explaining that he had not meant to insult them but from purely patriotic motives wanted them to study instead of to demonstrate. Dr. Kovacs said that the demonstrations then took place.