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Human Rights League Protests Antisemitism

November 7, 1923
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A protest against anti-Semitism throughout Europe and particularly against the percentage norm legislation in the higher schools and universities directed against Jews, was adopted at the International Congress of the League for Human Rights during a session Tuesday, devoted entirely to the Jewish question.

M. Ruyssen, General Secretary of the League of Nations Union submitted a paper on the minorities in the various countries. He asserted the Jews alone of all national minorities cannot expect support from the neighboring states and stand in need of international protection.

M. Aulard, noted historian, emphasized it was among the League of Nations’ duties to protect the Jews.

Professor Ruyssen’s resolution protesting against anti-Semitism and the numerus clausus, will be forwarded to the League of Nations and to the governments of central and eastern Europe. The non-assimilated Jewish masses have a right to cultural and religious freedom, Professor Ruyssen asserted, urging that the branches of the League be instructed to oppose anti-Semitism wherever it crops up.

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