E JEWISH NE WS.
A Weekly Review
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Vol. XXXVI I I, No. 14
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Quota System in U. S. Universities
Reported 'Virtually Dead's, Nazis'
Crimes to Be Exposed in Textbooks
Jewish enrollment at American colleges
NEW YORK, (JTA)
jumped 8.5 percent this semester, spiraling the demands for Jewish
student services on the campus, Bnai Brith was told at its 117th
annual meeting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel by Dr. William Haber,
national chairman of Bnai. Brith Hillel Foundation.
Dr. Haber forecast an enrollment of 400,000 Jewish under-
graduates and graduate students by 1970. This would mean doubling
the number of Jewish collegians in a 15-year period, he said. The
enrollment study, conducted by Hillel Foundation operating on 225
campuses in the United States, showed a higher rate of increase
for Jewish students than the 5.6 percent rise this year in the general
• Dr. Haber, who is professor of economics at the University
of Michigan, said the statistics on Jewish enrollments were
"somewhat unexpected." Since proportionately twice as many
Jewish . high school gradfiates have matriculated in recent years
as compared to all high school graduates—a ratio of two-thirds
to one-third—"we anticipated a saturation point and a per-
centage decline among the Jewish group," he said.
The quota system, which at one time restricted the number
of Jewish students seeking admission to college, "is today
virtually dead," Dr. Haber declared. Moreover, he added,
"booming enrollment coupled with the hospitable attitudei to
religious identification by university officials have created
unparalleled pressures to increase extra-curricular activities on
Publishers of school textbooks have indicated that they
are planning to give more detailed, graphic coverage of the
Nazi atrocities against Jews in history textbooks for use in
New York City schools.
The publishers were criticized last month by the Board of
Education for their treatment of the Third Reich. The Board
had noted that only "a few texts give satisfactory' accounts"
of what went on in Nazi concentration camps and crematoria,
and that many required "substantial revision" to give the
students an adequate picture.
Many publishers in -a number of cities are reported regard-
ing the Board's criticism as valid and several are planning
revisions in accordance with the Board's recommendations.
Here Under New Law:
Hanukah Spirit, - Under Any Conditions:
in spite of his being in traction, at Sinai Hospital, 3-year-old Mark Nesse!, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nessel, of 20278 Stahlin, is looking forward to celebrating
Hanukah at home. He has his Dreidel, his Hanukah decorations with the Nun, Gimel,
Hey, Shin, and a paste-up book with Hanukah pictures about which he boasts to
nurses and visitors: "It's from my Aunt Anna." Now, Mark is readying to go
home, regretting to leave an environment in which he was helped to forget the
break in his leg, where the nurses took a deep interest in his pre-Hanukah pre-
parations. At Sinai began little Mark's anticipation of the joys of the Feast of Lights.
years of horror* and pain were ended for Rabbi Mano
Herskovits and his family, the first Jewish refugees
to arrive in the United States with United Hias Service
assistance under the special immigration law which
went into effect a few months ago. Rabbi Herskovits
was greeted by James P. Rice, executive director of the
worldwide migration agency, when he arrived from
Austria at Idlewild Airport with his wife Margit and
their three children. At the start of World War II, the
refugee served in forced labor camps in Hungary and
Yugoslavia, followed by a year in the dread concentra-
tion camp, Mauthausen, Austria. T he family is resettling
in Brooklyn, N.Y., with the help of the New York
Association for New Americans. United Hias Service
has already obtained assurances for more than 600
Jewish refugees from the Middle East and Eastern
Europe, who will be resettled in 21 states under the
new refugee law.