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Three Jews Wounded, Many Beaten in Latest Roumanian Riot

November 16, 1923
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Three Jewish students were severely injured and many have gotten off with lighter wounds, in an attack on the Jewish student body by the anti-Semitic section of the School of Medicine at the University of Klausenberg.

Professor Jakobovici, rector of the University of Klausenberg, has been forced to resign his office because of his defence of the Jewish students.

Professor Jakobovici has publicity opposed the “numerus clausus”, recently publishing a series of articles on the importance of the Jew in the scientific and economic life in Roumania. This has made him the butt of the anti-Semitic agitation and during his lectures as Professor of Surgery this semester has has been subjected to all manner of indignities.

The agitation culminated in his lecture room recently when students shouting, “Down with Jakobovici, friends of the Jews”, compelled the Rector to flee from the classroom.

The students laber staged a demonstration outside his house, one of them firing a shot through a window.

Professor Jakobovici declares he will settle in Bucharest as a private practitioner.

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