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Polish Official, in Radio Talk, Hits Terrorism in Universities

April 7, 1937
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Anti-Jewish terrorism at Polish universities was assailed in a radio broadcast today by Prof. Cornel Ujenski, undersecretary for education, who branded Nationalist students responsible for it as “criminal elements.”

Describing attacks on helpless students by gangs of Nationalists armed with sticks, stench bombs and iron rods as acts which “fill decent people with disgust,” Prof. Ujenski declared:

“A war of one people against another is conducted according to a certain code of honor. Fortunately, one has to deal only with a small group of irresponsible agitators. Poland cannot afford their dangerous game.”

He concluded with an appeal to the Polish people to oppose energetically acts of the anti-Semitic groups.

The speech followed the reopening and almost immediate closing yesterday of the Warsaw Technical College when tear gas and stench bombs were thrown into a lecture room. Similar disturbances by anti-Semitic Nationalist students, aimed to force segregation of Jews in “ghetto benches, resulted in a three-week shutdown of the school.

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