Complete Abolition of Numerus Clausus Result from Hungarian Riots
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Complete Abolition of Numerus Clausus Result from Hungarian Riots

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The recent anti-Jewish riots in the Hungarian universities, whose instigators protested that more Jewish students were being enrolled than allowed by law, probably will be followed by exactly the opposite effect to that anticipated by the rioters, states a special despatch from Budapest to the New York “World.” Instead of continued restrictions on the number of Jewish students it now seems likely that all legal limitations on their numbers will be removed.

The Hungarian Government, on recommendation of Count Klebelsberg, Minister of Education, is considering removing all barriers to education on grounds of religion or race.

The numerus clausus law may be taken off the books and no restrictions placed in the future upon their entering universities and technical schools other than their scholastic qualifications.

Count Klebelsberg, according to Pester Lloyd, one of the leading newspapers here, has been impressed by the unfavorable comments about Hungary’s educational policy printed in other parts of Europe and in America on account of the hostility displayed by Magyar student organizations toward Jewish students, states the despatch.


A report of a new ritual murder agitation in Lubomir, Poland, was cabled by the Berlin correspondent of the “Jewish Daily Forward.”

Wednesday evening, the report states, the daughter of a peasant from a neighboring village asked the Jewish resident of Lubomir, Dubecki, to permit her to stay overnight at his house since it was too late for her to return home. The next morning the girl appeared at police headquarters and charged that “three Jews with knives in their hands entered her room at night and attempted to fasten her to a board, in order to obtain her blood for ritual purposes.” The police, the report states, interrogated Dubecki, who was released. The authorities, however, ordered further investigation.

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