Breslau University Withdraws Lectures of Jewish Professor Attacked by Nazis

The lectures of Professor Ernst Cohn at the University of Breslau have been discontinued. The Rector of the University has given way to the Nazi demands, the Nazi press here triumphantly announced yesterday.

Professor Cohn, an authority on commercial law, was attacked by Nazi students when he offered his introductory lecture on Thursday because he is a Jew.

The police were twice summoned by Rector Brockelmann who expelled the demonstrants, who, undeterred, attacked the Jewish professor despite a police escort.

As a result, Professor Cohn cancelled his lectures on Friday and Saturday, but announced that he would continue his course today despite the threats of the Nazis.

The “Acht Uhr Abendblatt” accuses the German authorities of having tolerated for years barbaric swastika incitement which is destroying cultural values. The present government punishes only attacks on Ministers but does not protect the Jews who are attacked. On the contrary by reducing the number of Jewish officials, the government encourages anti-Jewish incitement, the paper asserts.

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