Purge of Warsaw University Jewish Professors Reported to Have Disrupted Courses

The London Times reported today that the purge of Jewish professors from Warsaw University has disrupted many courses and some of the professors were being urged privately to remain lest their departure end any significant Polish research in their fields. According to the dispatch, some professors were dismissed but many others decided to emigrate after Warsaw University was branded a “breeding ground for Zionists.” As a result, courses in French literature, nuclear physics, philosophy, mathematics and other subjects have been seriously disrupted or suspended, the Times reported.

The former daily Polish Yiddish newspaper Folkstimme, now a weekly, reprinted an article on Jewish participation in the resistance movement of Polish peasants during World War II which appeared in the Polish paper, “Tigednik Kulturalni.” Folkstimme commented that many more Jews were involved in the resistance than given credit by the writer, Jan Nowak. The paper added however that it was pleased that the subject was at least discussed.

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