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Hungarian Jews Resist Attacks by Anti-semites

Anti-Semitic demonstrations continued today in various parts of the city, particularly in the Jewish districts where frequent clashes occurred and bombs employed. Jews attacked by the rioters defended themselves with the result that several of the demonstrators were injured, resulting in an increased tensity of the atmosphere.

Police succeeded in gaining control of the situation and dispersed the demonstrators after numerous disorders had taken place.

Disorders today were the result of the acuteness of the conflict within the University of Budapest following the unanimous decision of the university senate in rejecting the student demand that the enrolment of Jewish students in the university be left to a committee appointed by the students, working with the authorities. The senate also rejected the students’ proffer to aid in re-establishment of peace through acceptance of student demands for regulation of Jewish students, holding that the university authorities themselves were in a position to take the proper steps.

The students, who in the belief of Professor Balint Homan, Minister of Education, are being incited in their anti-semitic activities by foreign agencies, seek a strict numerus clausus regulating the number of Jewish students in Hungarian universities, their segregation in class-rooms and regulations limiting their entrance into the professions.

The student corporations at the university decided today to support the anti-Jewish boycott threatened by the rioting students and dispatched an ultimatum to the government for the immediate reopening of the colleges closed by the authorities as a result of the disorders.

The Jewish students are firm in their stand not to accept the condition demanded by the anti-Semitic groups that they be segregated in the class-rooms holding that it savors too much of a university ghetto and cannot be tolerated.

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