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Vienna University Closed After Antisemitic Riot

November 20, 1923
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Anti-Jewish rioting by nationalist German students including a number of Bavarians has resulted in the closing of the University here. The trouble started in the medical and law departments of the University where two Jewish professors, Tandler and Gruenburg, were lecturing, each in his own department.

A band of nationalist Germans suddenly invaded the lecture rooms, inflicting violent beatings on the astonished Jewish students, using foul language on the teachers.

A deputation of German nationalist students presented a memorandum to the University Senate demanding the removal of Rector Doeller. Dr. Doeller has only recently assumed office of Rector and his unpopularity with the anti-Semities is due to his opposition to the proposed percentage norm legislation.

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