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Numerus Clausus
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Common term for a law issued in 1920 in Hungary under the government of Pál Teleki which determined the number of new students admitted to universities in accordance with their proportion of the nationalities living in the country. Although the text of the law did not expressly mention Jews, the Numerus Clausus Act (from Lat. numerus - number; clausus - closed) was targeted purely at evicting them from Hungarian universities. The law is one example of a whole series of state d…

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Kovács, Mária M., “Numerus Clausus”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0590>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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