Seventeen Jewish students, the first to be admitted to German universities since Hitler’s rise to power, have matriculated in medical and pre-medical courses in Marburg and Heidelberg universities, it was an counced here today by the Joint Distribution Committee.
Arrangements for matriculation and scholarships were made by the educational division of the JDC in Germany in cooperation with UNRRA. All seventeen are stateless, having been transported to concentration camps in Germany from their homes in Poland by the Nazis.
Five of them are men whose medical studies were interrupted by the Nazi order barring the admission of Jewish students to German universities. Other of the stateless Jews who are eligible for admission to medical, enginneering or liberal art schools will enter other institutions as they are reopend.
The enrollment of these students is the first step, the announcement said, in plans to assure the Jewish population a supply of university trained people.
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