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Anti-semitism Grows As Foreign Jewish Students Crowd French Universities

While representatives of Jewish students in French universities met here to consider the problem of the influx of hundreds of students monthly from countries where numerus clausus are in effect, anti-Semitic disorders were reported to be spreading in France. French students, emulating Hitlerites, invaded a ball given by Jewish students of the University Association of Tours, and attempted to break up the affair.

The Jewish students succeeded in throwing the anti-Semites out of the hall, warning them that “France isn’t Fascist!”

Anti-Semitism has, however, been visibly growing in France since Prof. Bosc recommended that the universities should have numerus clausus, particularly directed against the Jews.

At the three-day conference of Jewish students, it was reported that there are over 5,000 Jewish students from other countries in French universities. Hundreds more are coming almost every month out of Poland, where there are restrictions against Jewish students.

Eight large universities were represented at the conference. Efforts were made to find means to give financial help to the immigrants.

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