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Rector Cannot Guarantee Safety of Cohn; Lectures Suspended

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Rector Brockelman of Breslau University yesterday acceded to the demand of the Nazis and withdrew the plain clothes police which had been stationed on the campus following disturbances during the lectures of the Jewish Professor Cohn. This action was followed by a communication which he addressed to Professor Cohn informing him that following the recall of the police guard, he could no longer guarantee the safety of those students who insisted in attending his lectures.

The Nazi students threatened to throw out of the windows any students attending the lectures of Professor Cohn.

Upon the receipt of the Rector’s communication, Professor Cohn posted a notice on the University bulletin board to the effect that his lectures were to be suspended for the time being. At the same time he addressed an official complaint to the Ministry of Culture asking for official protection to which he is entitled as a State servant in the discharge of his duties.

The Rector’s action constitutes acquiescence to the demands of the Nazis.

The suspension of Professor Cohn’s lectures was forecast yesterday by the Nazi organ, “Voelkischer Beobachter”.

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