Berlin (May. 19)
In what is believed to be the first application of a new method of ousting Jewish students from German universities, the Berlin Polytechnic Institute today made public a list of forty Jewish students expelled following accusations of being communists. Twenty-five of the expelled students are Zionists, an investigation of the cases disclosed, and hence could not be communists since the ideals of both are in sharp conflict.
None of the ousted students was examined by the institute’s senate regarding their political views before they were branded as communists, which, apart from dismissal from the insitution, endangers their lives because the charge of communism also involves arrest and detention in concentration camps.
Among the forty students blacklisted were several Polish citizens whose expulsion, without the allegation of communism, might have aroused protests on the part of the Polish Government.
Jewish circles fear that this is the first step in a scheme to brand all Jewish students in Germany as communists.