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Holland Bars Uniforms; Adopts Numerus Clausus

September 15, 1933
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A vigorous drive against Nazi organizations in Holland is expected to follow adoption today by the second chamber of the Dutch parliament of the bill against the use of uniforms by political organizations hostile to the present government. The law was passed by a large majority after the activities of uniformed Nazi groups had created much uneasiness in various parts of the country.

The parliament also empowered the Ministry of Education to introduce a numerus clausus in Dutch universities, restricting the number of foreign students on the basis of their race. It was emphasized that this measure was not anti-Semitic but was intended solely to check the enrolment of the growing numbers of foreign students, particularly from among the refugees here. The measure was made necessary by the lack of accommodations for the number of students wishing to utilize the laboratories of Dutch institutions.

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