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Roumanian Universities Nearly All Closed

December 26, 1923
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The situation in the Rouamnian universities is growing steadily worse in consequence of the continued anti-Jewish disturbances. The campuses of Bucharest, Jassy and Klausenburg Universities are as disturbed as they were towards the end of the first semester last year. The universities present the unusual picture of having police and military stationed in the courtyards and lecture rooms, ready to intervene in the event of disturbances. Some of the professors have refused to lecture in the presence of the military and in consequence many lectures have been abandoned.

The Commercial Academy of Bucharest remains closed, the authorities insisting there will be no lectures unless the students allow Jews to attend.

The University of Jassy is practically closed, most of the Departments being in a disorganized state.

The Academic Senate of the Bucharest University has asked the Government to prohibit the student demonstrations on the streets. The Government has been asked also to expell students participating in demonstrations. The Senate insists the question of the number of number of Jewish corpses for dissection is a matter concerning the Senate alone. In a statement issued by the Senate, it is declared that the authorities of the University are compelled to agree that the gendarmes and soldiers remain in the lecture halls and university buildings until there will be no further danger of disturbances.

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