New Law Fixes Quota of Non-aryans in Universities; Eastern Jews Excluded
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New Law Fixes Quota of Non-aryans in Universities; Eastern Jews Excluded

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Restriction of the number of foreign Jewish students in Germany and strict enforcement of the numerus clausus limiting German-Jewish students to one and one-half percent of the total university enrollment was announced in today’s new educational law limiting the rights and numbers of Jews seeking an education.

The regulations provide:

1—At those universities where the number of Jews enrolled has already reached one and one-half percent of the total enrollment, no Jewish students at all must be admitted next term.

2—At those universities where the quota of one and one-half percent has not yet been reached, Jewish students may be admitted next term up to the quota, under certain conditions.

3—The administrative board of every university is entitled to admit less than the prescribed quota of Jewish students, and is not obliged to state its reasons for such a move.

4—Jewish students admitted to universities within the quota must have parents closely connected with the “new German spirit.”

5—Foreign students of Jewish descent may be admitted to German universities from time to time only with the approval of a special central commission for foreign students, which will shortly be formed.

The regulations specify that German universities must ban altogether the entrance of East European Jewish students, no matter how long their parents may have been residing in Germany.

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