Student Segregation Seen Prelude to General “ghetto” Drive; Wilno Professors Rebel

JEWISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, DECLARING INTRODUCTION OF “GHETTO” BENCHES IN COLLEGES WAS ONLY THE PRELUDE TO A DRIVE FOR A GENERAL GHETTO, AND ASSERTING THE JEWISH POPULATION WOULD NEVER CONSENT TO SUCH A MEASURE, PREPARED TODAY ON INTERPELLATION ON SEGREGATION IN UNIVERSITIES AS THE SEJM (LOWER PARLIAMENTARY HOUSE) RECONVENED.

A NUMBER OF WILNO UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS REBELLED, MEANWHILE, AGAINST INSTITUTION OF “GHETTO” BENCHES FOR JEWISH STUDENTS, ANNOUNCING THEY WOULD NOT ENFORCE THE RECTOR’S DECREE.

PROF. WILFRED KRIDL, OF THE POLISH LITERATURE DEPARTMENT, WENT SO FAR AS TO REMOVE FROM HIS LECTURE ROOM THE BULLETIN ANNOUNCING THE “GHETTO” REGULATIONS. HE TOLD JEWISH STUDENTS TO SIT WHERE THEY PLEASED IN THE CLASSROOM, DESPITE PROTESTS OF ANTI-SEMITIC NATIONALIST STUDENTS WHO HAD FORCED INSTITUTION OF THE SEGREGATION SYSTEM NOW IN EFFECT IN MANY POLISH UNIVERSITIES.

THE UNIVERSITY RECTOR REFUSED TO RECEIVE A DELEGATION OF JEWISH STUDENTS TO DISCUSS HIS DECREE, WHICH WENT INTO EFFECT NOV. 26.

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