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Anti-nazi Commemoration Discontinued

In the darkest days of Nazi rule, on Nov. 26. 1940, Prof. R. Cleveringa of the Leyden University lectured to his students and protested against the dismissal of all “non-Aryans,” including his famous colleague, M. Meyers, professor of jurisprudence. After the war ended and since then, the university has remembered that famous lecture each year. This year a decision was taken to discontinue the anti-Nazi ceremony of remembrance. Asked by the press why this was done, a spokesman for the university stated the ceremony was not meaningful any more for the younger generation.

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