Monday, January 14, 2008

University of Helsinki to Probe Treatment of Jewish Scholar

The University of Helsinki said Thursday that it would investigate whether Israel-Jakob Schur, a Jewish orientalist, had been ill-treated in 1937. In the unprecedented probe in Finnish academic history, the university is to establish how the scholar's honour may be restored in the case wrongdoing is unearthed. The university rejected the Helsinki-born candidate's doctoral thesis in 1937.

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