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British Schools Reported Practicing Quota System for Jewish Students

July 28, 1964
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Although "nothing aroused more horror and anger in Britain than Hitler’s treatment of the Jews," there is still a quota system in education, and exclusion of Jews from certain clubs and professions. This charge was made by the Sunday Express yesterday in a survey entitled, "Are We Fair to the Jews?".

Calling attention to the fact that there is rarely any "formal barrier" against the Jews, the article said that most schools are operating a quota system of accepting up to ten or fifteen per cent "non-Christians." On the social level, golf and tennis clubs are "chief strongholds of anti-Semitism," with one of five golf clubs in England and four of five in Scotland excluding Jews. The survey showed that commerce and industry were free of bias but that there is a measure of prejudice against Jews in joint stock banks.

The Daily Telegraph today published a letter to the newspaper saying that anti-Semitism is "condoned and practised" in Britain, despite official denials; The writer, J. P. H. Sargent, refers to the Mancroft case and asks: "Are we now so bereft of national character that we act at the dictation of the Arab world with a commercial pistol at our heads?"

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