Anti-semitic Violence in Hungary Rages As Jews Ask Gov’t Help

The country continued to seethe with anti-Semitic troubles today as the government was barraged with protests and petitions from the Jews to take measures for their safety.

In this city the doors of the universities were barred by anti-Semitic sympathizers to prevent entrance of Jewish students. The Polytechnic Institute was left unguarded.

In Debrecen, Jewish students were expelled from classes but in the Dental Clinic, where Professor Benedek came to their defense, they were unmolested.

In Fuenfkirchen, or Pecs, anti-Semitic demonstrations were vicious and lasted more than twenty-four hours, culminating in the withdrawal of a Jewish play at the municipal theatre when cries of “Heil, Hitler” aroused the audience. Police were obliged to disperse the rioters outside the theatre.

In the provinces Jewish students wired messages asking that assistance be sent. The Judische Landes Kanzelei, central bureau of Jewish organizations, received appeals all day. Authorities were asked to intervene on behalf of students who were ejected from colleges, and guarantee their status in the various undergraduate institutions into which they were legally admitted.

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