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University of Debreczin Closed After Anti-semitic Attacks; Arrest of Rioters Ordered

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The University of Debreczin was closed today by order of the Minister of Education following anti-Semitic attacks in which nine Jewish students, including two women, suffered severe beatings.

The police were ordered to arrest the rioters. They will be held for trial if the anti-Semitic disturbances are repeated, the Ministry of Education announced, declaring that the disturbances are opposed to the interests of the state.

Anti-Semitic disturbances have been recurrent for the last three days at the University of Debreczin.

Jewish students were beaten up by their colleagues both in the University buildings and in the vicinity of the campus.

The police were compelled to intervene repeatedly.

The University Senate has ordered vigorous investigation.

The anti-Semites accused the Jews of bringing a barking dog to the lectures.

Simultaneously it becomes known that the government of Premier Goemboes has abandoned its plans to bring about a modification of numerus clausus. The authorities will, however, offer certain facilities for Jewish students who are compelled to study abroad because of numerus clausus. In the future parents of students studying abroad will be permitted to send them money in spite of the existing prohibition of the export of currency abroad.

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