DE­FEND­ING HAR­ROW

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment&analysis -

David Rud­nick’s at­tack on Har­row School ( Let­ters, May 9) is un­jus­ti­fied and I fear in­spired by prej­u­dice.

If Har­row op­er­ated a quota for Jewish pupils, and it is not clear from Dr Ty­er­man’s book that it did, then it was mis­guided. But the school is an Angli­can foun­da­tion and there are Jewish schools to­day that will not ad­mit pupils they con­sider non-Jewish.

I’m sur­prised that Dr Ty­er­man states that an­tisemitism per­sisted there into the 1960s, but he was a pupil from 1966 to 1970 and must have been a wit­ness. I was a pupil from 1960 to 1964 and saw only two in­stances of an­tisemitism. They were both strongly con­demned by the boys who wit­nessed them.

When Mr Rud­nick first made his ac­cu­sa­tions, a num­ber of Jewish Old Boys wrote to Dale Var­gas of the Har­row As­so­ci­a­tion say­ing how un­fair they were. Pa­trick Streeter Har­low, Es­sex CM17

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