The International Student League held its annual congress this year at the Hungarian seaside resort, Parad. Delegates attended from many countries and there was also a deputation from the Zionist Students’ Union.
The Secretariat reported that every country had contributed towards the funds for student relief work. This year Palestine has sent its first contribution, a very modest one, altogether 22.5 Francs, but it showed that Palestine was with them in their work.
Each of the national unions reported on the position in its own country, the number of members, funds, etc. The Zionist delegation, in its report said:
The universal want is burdening the Jewish students more heavily than any other, the Jewish students being economically unable to meet the enormous cost of living. Their position is aggravated by the various race theories invoked against them. They are hounded from one high school to the other and fall under the provisions of the numerus clausus law.
Such provisions have already been brought to bear against them in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Poland. Under such circumstances the organization of the Jewish students is a matter of urgent necessity. It has been accomplished in Vienna in the “Judea” union. This union is fighting for the rights of the Jewish students by all the means possible.
The Jewish students ask not only the help of their coreligionists but also of those Christian Students’ Unions which recognize the rights of all nationalities, including Jewish students.
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