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Jewish Art Student Commits Suicide Because of Numerus Clausus

September 7, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Emerich Loewi, a Jewish student, was another victim of the operation of the numerus clausus limiting the number of Jewish students in Hungarian colleges. Loewi, who was recognized as an artist of talent, was anxious to enter the Hungarian Art College. When he was rejected because of the numerus clausus he committed suicide yesterday.

The question of the numerus clausus and the promise of the Hungarian government to abolish it will be considered at the Assembly of the League of Nations which is now in session in Geneva, according to the Hungarian paper “Az Est.”

A report on this matter, the paper states, is being submitted to the Assembly by the Secretariat of the League of Nations.

The “Pesti Naplo” published a semi-official statement today in which it is declared: first, that the Hungarian government never gave the promise in Geneva to abolish the numerus clausus second, that the League of Nations is not the authoritative body to decide of the legality of the numerus clausus–the matter may perhaps rest with the International Court of Justice–and third, that the numerus clausus is not in any way a violation of the international peace treaty.

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