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Restrictions in Prague

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Dr. Emil Starkenstein, dean of the medical school at the German University in Prague, announced today in the Prager Tageblatt and Bohemia that in future enrollment of students at the university a distinction will be made between natives and aliens because the medical school has not room and facilities for the unrestricted admission of students from abroad.

In response to an inquiry from the editor of the Jewish paper, Selbstwehr, as to how this new policy will affect the admission of Jewish students from abroad, Dr. Starkenstein declared that no distinction will be made between the members of various faiths, either in the case of alien or native-born students.

He added, however, that practically all foreign students applying for admission at the university are Jews, a fact which has frequently made it appear in recent years as if measures applied against aliens were aimed at Jews. Whatever measures are taken, Dr. Starkenstein said, are dictated by unavoidable circumstances, and no religious discrimination is intended. Of the large number of applicants the university officials will choose those who are most capable without any question as to their reliigous faith, he declared.

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