Disorders over “ghetto Benches” Continue; Sympathy for Jews Spreads Among Liberals

ANTI-JEWISH DISORDERS ARE CONTINUING AT MANY POLISH UNIVERSITIES AS NATIONALIST STUDENTS PRESS THEIR EFFORTS TO FORCE JEWISH STUDENTS TO OCCUPY GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED “GHETTO BENCHES,” THE AUTHORITIES ARE RELUCTANT TO APPLY DISCIPLINARY MEASURES TO THE REBELLIOUS JEWISH STUDENTS, AND LIBERAL PROFESSORS OPENLY SIDE WITH THE JEWS.

LEAFLETS ASSAILING THE DEMOCRATIC PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS WHO “HAVE THE AUDACITY NOT TO OBEY INSTRUCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITIES,” ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED AT ALL UNIVERSITIES. THE LEAFLETS DEMAND EXTENSION OF “GHETTO BENCHES” TO OTHER CITIES. THEIR DISTRIBUTION RESULTED IN CLASHES YESTERDAY BETWEEN NATIONALIST And DEMOCRATIC STUDENTS, CAUSING WOUNDS TO TWO AT THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE.

THE HEAD OF THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AT WARSAW UNIVERSITY, READING TO HIS STUDENTS THE RECTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS ON INSTITUTION OF THE BENCHES, DECLARED: “I DO IT BY ORDER OF THE RECTOR BUT, AS A MAN OF SCIENCE, I AM A CATEGORICAL OPPONENT OF THIS MEDIEVAL MEASURE.

THE EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE ARTS FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY DECIDED TO ASK THE RECTOR TO CANCEL THE GHETTO REGULATIONS AS “CONFLICTING WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND UNDESIRABLE FROM THE MORAL AND EDUCATIONAL STANDPOINT.”

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLBOYS OF THE LUBLIN STATE LYCEUM, WHERE ONLY THREE JEWISH PUPILS ARE REGISTERED, FORCED THEM TO OCCUPY A SEPARATE BENCH AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROOM. THE JEWISH PUPILS REMAINED STANDING AS A PROTEST.

EXTENSION OF “GHETTO BENCHES” TO COLLEGES IN LWOW WAS DEMANDED BY SPEAKERS AT A MEETING OF NATIONALIST STUDENTS AT LWOW UNIVERSITY WHICH WAS HELD DESPITE THE RECTOR’S PROHIBITION.

TWO JEWISH STUDENTS WERE ATTACKED, AND ALSO A JEWISH PASSER-BY NAMED MOSHE HART, AS THE STUDENTS SOUGHT TO ORGANIZE AN ANTI-JEWISH DEMONSTRATION AFTER LEAVING THE UNIVERSITY GROUNDS. THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE DISPERSED BY POLICE.

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