Meeting of Students in Hartford Protests Roumanian Excesses
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Meeting of Students in Hartford Protests Roumanian Excesses

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(Jewish Daily Bullentin)

Students representing more than twenty colleges and universities in the United States, attending a mass meeting at Emarsel Synagogue in this city, adopted a resolution protesting against the outrages committed against the Jews in Roumania. The resolution is to be sent to all national student’s councils in America and Eur##.

The colleges represented at the meeting by students were Yale. Harvard Syraerse Pennsylvania, Radeliff. Columbia, Boston, Conn. College for Women, Commentiset Agricutural College. Tufts, Jeterson Medical, Johns Hopkins, New Britain Normal, Wesleyan. New York University. Smith, Dartmouth, and Masschusetts Institute of Technology.

The meeting opened with an address by Rabbi Morris Silverman who called attention to the outrages committed in Roumanin. The students went into considerable discussion after which the resolution was adopted.

The meeting was held under the auspices of the Emanuel College Club an organization composed of young men and women attending universities in various parts of the country.

The resolutions adopted read as follows :

“Whereas the various outrages and crimes against the Jewish people of Roumania. have continued unabated in spite of the promises of the Roumanian Government to check the lawless actions of its students in attacking and killing Jews. descrating Synagogues, burning scrolls of Law and in many other ways causing distress and suffering to fall upon the Jewish people now, therefore we students of the Universities of Yale. Harvard. Brown. Syracuse. Pennsylvania. Dartmouth, Boston. Columbia. Wesleyan, New York. Smith. Radcliff. Conn. College for Women, Conn. Agricultural College. Tufts. Jefferson Medical College, Johns Hopkins, and New Britain Normal School in a meeting assembled at the Emanuel College Club. protest against the continuance of such wanton excesses and call upon the liberal and cultured students of the Universities of the world to exert their influence in preventing further injustices and wrongs against the Jews and other minority peoples in the interest of international culture, comity. brotherhood and peace.”

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