Polish Academicians, Dislocated by Anti-jewish Campaign, Find Haven at Yeshiva U.
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Polish Academicians, Dislocated by Anti-jewish Campaign, Find Haven at Yeshiva U.

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More than a dozen Polish Jewish academicians, dislocated by the anti-Jewish campaign in Poland, will find a haven at Yeshiva University’s Belfer Graduate School of Science, Dr. Arthur B. Komar, its acting dean, said today. The first of the group, who was a member of the physics faculty of a leading Polish university, enrolled at the school last month and will seek his doctorate there.

The young physicist and his wife, whose names were withheld because they still have relatives in Poland, were aided in leaving Poland and immigrating here by United Hias Service. A second Polish academician has enrolled in the Belfer school and almost a dozen more were planning to come to the school shortly. Dr. Komar said that the school had had to reject applications from some refugees “since we are a graduate school and our programs are only in mathematics, physics and chemistry.” Illustrative of what is happening in Poland, he said, was the fact that in one university where there were seven Jewish members on a science faculty of 40, only two Jews remained. The Belfer Graduate School of Science was established in 1958. It will move next year to a new $20 million, 20-story home at Yeshiva University’s main center in Washington Heights.

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