17,000 students are compelled to break off their studies at the Universities because of the terrorism of a couple of hundred irresponsible youths, the “Kurier Czervoni” complains.
The cry that there are too many Jewish students at the Polish Universities is clearly a pretext, it proceeds, for the facts are that with a total of 1,000 students at the Academy of Agriculture only 14 are Jews. At the Commercial Academy, with 1,650 students 280 are Jews. At the Polytechnic, with 4,000 students 460 are Jews. At the Dental Institute less than 8 per cent. of the students are Jews. It is only at Warsaw University itself that there is a big proportion of Jews, 2,000 out of the total number of 9,000 students.
The point at issue, it says, is not the number of Jews at the University. What the instigators of the present agitation want to do is to demonstrate that not the Senate and the Professors, but the student youth and the Pan-Polish political camp are the bosses at the University, and they enforce their rule with cudgels and stones. No State can allow that. And the political party under whose wings this agitation is being carried on, is not doing anything to sober down its youthful adherents, but on the contrary, it is inciting them to still further misdeeds. The only purpose seems to be to foment disturbances and create difficultues for Poland.
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