Cracow U. to Introduce “ghetto” Benches; Wawelberg Students Still Barred
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Cracow U. to Introduce “ghetto” Benches; Wawelberg Students Still Barred

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CRACOW UNIVERSITY TODAY JOINED UNIVERSITIES IN WARSAW, POZNAN AND WILNO IN DECREEING “GHETTO” BENCHES FOR USE OF JEWISH STUDENTS.

THE UNIVERSITY’S RECTOR, FOLLOWING REPEATED DISORDERS ARISING FROM EFFORTS OF NATIONALIST STUDENTS TO FORCE SEGREGATION OF JEWS AND AFTER A DELEGATION HAD CALLED ON HIM WITH A REQUEST THAT THE BENCHES BE INSTITUTED, ANNOUNCED THE SYSTEM WOULD BE INTRODUCED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HE CALLED UPON STUDENTS TO MAINTAIN ORDER.

MEANWHILE, ATTACKS ON JEWS CONTINUED, NATIONALIST STUDENTS BEATING UP SEVERAL AND EJECTING THEM FROM CLASSROOMS IN THE ANATOMICAL FACULTY.

WARSAW ENGINEERING SCHOOL, WHICH WAS FOUNDED FIFTY YEARS AGO BY THE JEWISH BANKERS, WAWELBERG AND ROTWAND, REFUSED TO RE-ADMIT THIRTEEN JEWISH STUDENTS EXPELLED BECAUSE THEY HAD BALKED AT USING “GHETTO” BENCHES. SENATOR MOSES SCHORR PROMISED A DELEGATION OF STUDENTS THAT HE WOULD INTERVENE ON THEIR BEHALF WITH THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION.

NATIONALIST STUDENTS IN THE MATHEMATICAL FACULTY AT WARSAW UNIVERSITY FORCED JEWISH STUDENTS TO OCCUPY THE SEGREGATED BENCHES DESPITE VIGOROUS RESISTANCE.

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