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19 Jewish Students Injured As New Nazi Attacks Occur at Vienna Colleges

October 27, 1932
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Nineteen Jewish students were injured today when renewed Nazi disturbances broke out at the University of Vienna, the Anatomical Institute and the Physiological College.

Twelve of the Jewish students injured were matriculated at the University, five at the Anatomical Institute and two at the Physiological College. The windows of the latter building were also broken by the Nazis.

For the second time within a week the Nazi anti-Jewish excesses have brought about the closing of the University.

Last week serious excesses at the University in which 25 Jewish students were injured caused the institution’s closing. The University resumed classes on Monday only after the Nazis had pledged themselves to maintain order and not to prevent the enrollment of Jewish students.

One Nazi was also injured when the Jewish students offered resistance to the attack. The Nazi students used iron bars, whips and sticks as weapons. Members of the faculty and the rector tried unsuccessfully to halt the Nazi terrorization.

Among the Jewish students injured are: Hermann Pfefer, Samuel Klinger, Otto Turnheim, Spiesdagobert and Oscar Roth.

A protest against the disturbances was submitted to the Chancellor by the Jewish Community of Vienna. Jewish organizations are considering measures to be taken against the terrorization and to enable the enrollment of Jewish students for the term.

Today’s excesses were the continuation of attacks which began yesterday and in which several American students sustained injury.

A throng of 250 Nazis assembled yesterday while a Jewish student delegation visited the rector to submit their complaints against recent occurrences. The delegation was able to leave the University campus unmolested after the police, on the intervention of Robert Stricker, Revisionist leader, compelled the Nazi throng to disperse.

Considerable astonishment has been caused by the attitude of the rector, Dr. Abel, who departed from the University, leaving the delegation behind him, although they were exposed to grave danger. Dr. Abel is known to be sympathetic to the Nazis.

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