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Anti-semitic Demonstrations in Hungary when Jewish Physician is Appointed Professor

September 26, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Anti-Semitic protest demonstrations continued today, following the appointment of Dr. Adam, a Jewish physician, to the chair of surgery in the Medical College of the Budapest University.

The appointment of Dr. Adam was recommended by Minister of Education, Count Klebelsberg, and approved by Regent Horthy.

It was stated that the appointment of Dr. Adam, who is counted as one of the greatest surgeons in Hungary, was made as an act of gratitude on behalf of several high government officials. Dr. Adam recently performed operations on the son of Regent Horthy, Prime Minister Count Bethlen and his wife, saving the latter’s life.

Count Klebelsberg told a delegation of anti-Semitic leaders who protested to him against the appointment, that he assumes full responsibility for Dr. Adam’s appointment. A crowd of students demonstrated before the house of Dr. Adam, demanding his resignation. Yesterday the demonstrations continued following which eight students were arrested.

The central executive committee of the Hungarian youth associations submitted a memorandum to the government, asking the immediate cancellation of Dr. Adam’s appointment, as well as the annulment of the slight modifications in the application of the numerus clausus announced by the Ministry of Education.

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