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versity, he contended, but only the effects of a certain amount of fundamental anti-Semitic feeling.

Herr Hans Klee, of Berlin, replying to the German delegation, claimed that the problem of the relations between Jewish and non-Jewish students at the Universities must be discussed on an international scale, and not as certain groups suggest, inside the respective countries where it would be disposed of in hole and corner fashion.

The assertion that the excesses were not directed against the Jews, but were always precipitated by general conditions was in conflict with the facts. He reminded them of the battle-cry “Perish Judaea” and those who did not command the German language should be told that it meant that the Jews were not even to be allowed to die in a decent manner.

Herr Klee said that the Jewish delegation was gratified to hear that the German delegation is in favor of an understanding, but he did not think that the work of promoting understanding should be left to the respective countries.

So far as the spiritual and material want of the German students was concerned, he pointed out, Jewish students suffer just as much as the rest. And if they wanted to deny the right of study to a whole people, that was in negation to the character of a university.

Professor van Wijk of Leyden University said that he was opposed to protest demonstrations, and urged a movement towards understanding and conciliation inside the countries. He himself, he said, would do all he could to promote the movement in Poland, where he had many connections.

Dr. Alexander Teich, of Vienna, one of the leaders of the Jewish student movement, said that the reports about the anti-Jewish excesses at the Universities were not intended as protests, but rather to show that excesses were not to be taken for granted as something natural, to be expected without any fuss.

Dr. Teich also complained that the debate had dealt mainly with the situation in Germany, while the views put forward by the Jewish delegation concerned Austria, Poland, and other countries just as much.

The Commission finally decided to transmit to the full conference the following resolution introduced by the Jewish delegation:

“The 11th Conference of the International Student Service expresses its regret that in spite of the decisions of Nyons which sought to ban acts of violence and insults from political conflicts at the universities, renewed serious excesses against Jewish students have taken place at the Universities in various countries. This 11th Conference expects that from now on those student bodies whose representatives have agreed to these decisions will carry out the fundamental points contained in them.”

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