BERLIN (Jul. 12)
For the second time this month, the University of Berlin was closed as a result of anti-Semitic excesses and may remain closed until the end of the entire semester.
Breaking their written guarantees given to the rector of the University, Dr. Heinrich Lueders, which led to the reopening of Berlin University on July 2nd, the Nazis attacked Jewish students and those who appeared to be Semites.
Fifteen students received injuries at the hands of the Nazis and were dragged from the University buildings to the street exits where they were tossed into heaps of refuse.
The disturbances started when several wreaths placed Sunday before the University memorial for fallen students were found descrated this morning.
It is believed that the Nazis themselves desecrated the wreaths for the purpose of provoking disturbances against the Jews.
“Down with the Jews!” “Germany Awake!” the Nazis shouted.
The injured students received first aid treatment at the Deutscher Students dormitory.
The Deutscher Student Verband assumes that the University will remain closed until the end of the term since the rector is unable to guarantee protection to the Jewish students.
The Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith immediately made representations to the rector and was told by Dr. Lueders that the disturbances were not aimed directly at the Jews but against the Association of Republican Students. The latter organization, however, disagrees with the rector.