Plea of Nazis Wins Delay in Berne Trial

Without mincing words, Loosi described the “Protocols” as calculated “to incite readers to brutality, to swerve them from morality and right, to drug their modesty and conscience to the point of inciting them to illegal acts.”

The Swiss expert declared that an examination proved that the “Protocols” were based on the famous essay of Maurice Joly written in 1864, asserting that no fewer than 170 passages were ex-act copies. Another source for the “Protocols” was the noyel “Biarritz” written by an author named Goedsche. A chapter headed “A Jewish Cemetery in Prague,” was especially cited as a source.

Loosi reported that the Zionist leaders assembled at the Basle Congress in 1897 had never entertained the idea of revolutionary intrigue in countries in which the Jews lived. The Basle Congress, alleged to have been the scene of the foundation of the “Jewish super-government,” was entirely devoted to the task of settling Jews in Palestine, Loosi declared.

Two non-Jewish stenographers who reported the Basle trial and a Basle journalist who covered the Congress, also testified that there were no secret sessions and that all discussions center around Zionism.

At earlier sessions, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zionist Organization; Senator Mayer Ebner of Rumania and Chief Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis of Sweden denounced the “Protocols” as an obvious forgery.

Among the non-Jews who testified were Professor Paul Miliukoff, Russian historian and statesman; Sergius Swatikow, vice-governor of Petrograd during the Kerensky regime; Vladimir Burtzev, famous Russian journalist, and Count du Chayla, a Frenchman who had served in the Russian army.

Dr. Alfred Zander, editor of the Swiss Nazi paper, Eiserne Besen, is one of four Swiss Nazi defendants. Theodore Fischer, chief of the Swiss Nazis, is head counsel for the defense.

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