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Numerus Clausus Bars Jewish Students with Brilliant War Record

October 6, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

A list of typical cases of Jews who have been refused admission to the Hungarian universities because of the operation of the Numerus Clausus Law is given in the current issue of the Jewish weekly here, “Egyenloseg,” in order to illustrate the manner in which the Numerus Clausus is being administered against the Jewish population of Hungary.

The cases quoted include one of a Jewish student named Ladislaus Wall who was refused admission by the Medical Faculty of Budapest University although he had matriculated with honors. His father renewed the application backing it up with certificates showing that two elder brothers of the applicant who had passed their matriculation summa cum laude, one of them being a war-cripple, had been refused admission to the University and had been compelled to go abroad to continue their studies. Two other brothers, he writes, have been spared the necessity of leaving their native country in order to be able to study at a University, having found their death on the battle-field fighting for Hungary. The family, the father adds, sent 45 of its male members into the army; all of them were in active service at the Front and 10 of them were killed on the battle-field.

Congressman A. J. Sabath of the 5th district, Chicago, was honored by his friends and admirers in recognition of his twentieth anniversary as a member of congress. His friends, under the leadership of Aid. Dennis A. Horan, provided him with a new suite of offices as well as a complete new outfit of furniture.

For the third consecutive year Eddie Jacobs is rated No. 1 among the junior tennis players of Maryland.

Jacobs won the Baltimore city. District of Columbia, West Virginia and University of Pennsylvania invitation tourneys this summer and reached the final in the national indoors and Princeton invitation and advanced to the quarter finals in the national senior championships.

The second, third and fourth rankings are also held by Jewish players. They are Morton Baker, Louis Kurland and Morton Shapiro, respectively.

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