Rumania Acts to Introduce Race Quotas

All students in the Bucharest University were required today to fill out special forms which require them to state their ethnic origin. The university authorities stated officially that this request came directly from the minister of education to aid him in establishing a numerus clausus in the Rumanian universities for national minority students, limiting their number to very small proportions.

The move in the Bucharest university is a part of the active anti-Jewish drive that has been started throughout the country under the leadership of Dr. Alexander Vaida-Voevod, the ex-premier of Rumania.

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Addressing a large meeting in Klausenberg today, Dr. Vaida-Voevod demanded that a numerus clausus be introduced in Rumania against Jews and other national minorities, not only in the universities but also in commerce and in employment.

“The national minorities,” the ex-premier said in the course of his speech, “are seizing all economic positions. The entire wealth of the country is now concentrated in the hands of aliens. The Rumanian people must be protected by the introduction of a numerus clausus to restrict the activities of the minorities.”

Meetings demanding anti-Jewish restrictions were held today in almost all the cities of Rumania, including Bucharest, Czernowitz, Klausenberg, Galatz, Braila, Botashani. The meetings were arranged by the Association of Christian lawyers, for the purpose of pressing the introduction of a numerus clausus against Jews.

In Czernowitz, where there is a large German minority, the German lawyers joined the movement of the Association of Christian Lawyers and volunteered to support the demand that restrictions should be introduced for national minority lawyers. This was done despite the fact that if such restrictions are introduced they will also affect the German minority in Rumania. The Nazi newspaper of Czernowitz, Die Deutsche Tagespost, today published a severe attack against the Jews saying that it is only proper to introduce a numerus clausus against the national minorities in Rumania, especially in the field of law.

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