Trouble in Warsaw Becomes More Serious: Students Now Demand Numerus Nullus Against Jews: Antisemitic
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Trouble in Warsaw Becomes More Serious: Students Now Demand Numerus Nullus Against Jews: Antisemitic

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The antisemitic disturbances at Warsaw University became more serious to-day, the fighting spreading to the streets of the city, the students making an excursion against the Jewish quarter, where they started smashing windows and would have done more serious damage, but for the Jewish pack-carriers, a body of physically strong men, who are known for their fighting abilities, and soon made the students run off very much battered, although the Jews, too, suffered a number of casualties.

The Jewish students coming to the University to-day found the entrances held by strong bodies of National Democratic students, who set upon the Jewish students, both men and girls, and forced them to give up their attempt to enter the University building.

A crowd of National Democratic students then held a street meeting just outside the University, but the police immediately broke up the meeting, and twenty National Democratic students were arrested, and will be put on trial. Croups of National Democratic students then went marching about in the vicinity of the University shouting “Smash the Jews: “We want a numerus nullus:” “No Jews at the University”.

They then made their way in groups to the Jewish quarter in the neighbourhood of the Eisentorplatz and started smashing windows. The Jewish pack-carriers then came on the scene and the students scattered before the fury of their attack. Some of them carried away ugly in juries, although there were a number of casualties also on the Jewish side.

On their way to the Jewish quarter, the student groups passed through the Saxon Park, the principal park in Warsaw, and some of them started knocking over perambulators with the infants inside, heedless of the cries of the mothers and nursemaids. Police on foot and mounted soon came up, and drove the hooligans out of the park and arrested twelve of them.

This evening the National Democratic students held a meeting, at which a resolution was adopted to continue the offensive against the Jews until there are no Jewish students left at the University.


While Professor Meyer Balaban, the Jewish historian, was lecturing to-day at the Seminary of Judaica in the University, a body of National Democratic students broke into the lecture hall, and hit the Jewish students.

Several professors, attracted by their cries, rushed in and took the Jewish students into the University Library and Archive, where they let them out by the back door, so that they escaped their assailants.

The J.T.A. is informed in official quarters that the Minister of Education, M. Jedrzejewicz, has to-day had a conference with the University authorities at which it was decided to adopt drastic methods, which it is believed will be effective in putting a stop to the outbreaks.

It is stated that twenty National Democratic students are under arrest for their part in the disturbances and that the Government intends to make an example of them. The Government is determined, it is said, to stop at nothing in order to put an end to the hooliganism which has broken out at the University, and the police have been instructed not to shrink from taking any measures of force which they may find necessary to deal with the disturbances.

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