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Warsaw Schools Reopen; Jewish Students Not Molested

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Warsaw schools and colleges opened today after a police round-up of anti-Semitic leaders brought to an end the wave of anti-Semitic rioting in the past few weeks which forced the schools to shut their doors.

There were no disorders as Jewish students resumed their places in classrooms and laboratories. At Warsaw University, the Polytechnicum, the School of Commerce and the Agricultural School the rectors appealed to the student bodies to preserve order.

A conference of Jewish students adopted a resolution vigorously protesting the recent riots and calling upon the Jewish public to aid Jewish students to carry on their studies.

Copies of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Bulletin containing accounts of recent anti-Jewish excesses in the Radom district were confiscated today by the authorities.

Ten leaders of the organization responsible for the anti-Jewish excesses in Warsaw schools are under arrest.

In Vilna, leaders of the illegal anti-Semitic National Democratic (Endek) organization were seized after an abortive attempt to establish a “Jim Crow” system for Jews at Vilna University.

The segregation attempt failed when the Jewish students successfully resisted attempts to force them to occupy benches toward the rear of the classrooms.

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