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Jewish Student Expelled from Polytechnic Institute for Alleged Part in Disturbances

December 21, 1932
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A Jewish student was expelled from the Polytechnic Institute today upon recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute’s Senate for alleged participation in the disturbances there during the period of the anti-Semitic excesses in Poland.

The punishment inflicted upon the Jewish student is the heaviest imposed upon any of thirty students who were brought before the Disciplinary Commission. One Christian student was suspended for a period of three years, while five Christian students escaped with reprimands cannot be denied that minor subordinates do not support the government’s views.

While indignation against the excesses prevailed, the representations made by the Board of Deputies were rstrained owing to certain considerations. He recalled in this connection that Poland has recently intervened in behalf of Polish nationals in three countries, particularly in behalf of Polish Jews in Germany who were threatened with the confiscation of their property and expulsion as the result of Nazi agitation.

He ascribed the anti-Semitism in the Universities of Central Europe to the vast overcrowding in professions.

D’Avigdor Goldsmid, president of the Board, announces his definite intention of resigning his office in January. Numerous valedictory speeches were delivered. Gratification was expressed that Mr. Goldsmid will continue as president of the British section of the Jewish Agency.

Dr. Arthur Kraus, an instructor in the Philosophy Department of the College of the City of New York broke his eight day fast on Monday, entered into as a protest against the anti-Semitic excesses in Poland.

He declared that he expects to lead a student protest demonstration to the offices of the Polish Consulate here next Thursday.

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