Warsaw Professors Join Jews in Protesting “ghetto Benches”
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Warsaw Professors Join Jews in Protesting “ghetto Benches”

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Professors in Warsaw University and other educational institutions today joined Jews in the officially-sanctioned “ghetto benches” on the left side of classrooms in protest against the action of National Democratic students who insisted on maintenance of the segregation, even in the recently-introduced obligatory air defense courses. Jewish students refused to take seats on the left side, remaining standing at the right.

A conference of the Jewish Emigration Association today appealed to “the free and liberty-loving nations” to open their frontiers to Jewish immigrants. A resolution urged particularly that Great British, while carrying out her mandatory obligations in Palestine, remove restrictions on Jewish immigration and “not add to the suffering of emigrants returning to their historic homeland.”

Meanwhile, the situation of the 14,000 refugees from Germany who reside in Poland reached a critical stage when the local Refugee Committee, because of lack of funds, drastically curtailed its relief work. It is discontinuing distribution of free meals and the relief payments of eight groschen daily to refugees.

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