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Slight Modifications in Numerus Clausus Law Granted by Hungarian Government

September 17, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Two ordinances introducing what is considered by the Hungarian government as a concession to Hungarian Jews it the question of the numerus clausus limiting the number of Jewish students in the Hungarian universities were issued by ###punt Klebeislarg. Minister of Education according to despatches received here from Budapest.

According to these ordinances, the numerus clausus will net ### applicable in the future it those Jews who have been converted to Christianity. One ordinance amends the law in the direction that it should not in applicable of the basis of the race of the applicant student, but on his religion. The other which promises some refief is to the effect that the number of Jewish students is not to be determined by the total enrollment of the colleges and universities in Hungary, but that each college and university is to be considered separately. Thus, it is stated the medical school of the University of Budapest, which has a capacity for one hundred students but now has an enrollment of only sixty, will admit five Jews instead of the present quota of three.

These ordinances it was stated, represent a concession of Count Klebeisburg to the demands of former minister of finance Kallay who in a recent article demanded the abolition of the numerus clausus.

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