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Can’t Get Truth on ‘protocols,’ Nazis Contend

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The Voelkischer Beobachter has returned to consideration of the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” in connection with the forthcoming “Protocols” trial in Berne.

The author of the article, Harold Siewert, described as an authority on Russian affairs, begins by recalling Alfred Rosenberg’s articles on the subject, and repeating his argument that it will not be possible to prove either the absolute authenticity or the forgery of the Protocols, “since the officials of the Czarist Government who knew of t##se things are now all underground, and the most important participants at the Basle secret conference, Herzl, Nordau and others are no longer among the living.”

BURNED BY KERENSKY

“Besides,” he continued, “the Bolshevist Jewish government, immediately it took over the power in Russia, did everything it could think of to destroy whatever evidence still remained. Even the pre-Bolshevist government of the half-Jew Kerensky, had the Nilus publication burned in the streets.

“The question is,” he continued, “what is more important for judging the genuineness of the “Protocols”—a formal verdict by a court of law, based on legal paragraphs and the dubious evidence of witnesses or the fact that the entire history of the last three decades has proceeded exactly in the way planned by the Jews according to the ‘Protocols.'”

DOUBT WITNESS

Pointing out that one of the most important witnesses in the Berne trial was the well-known Zionist leader, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the author asks:

“Can we really assume that Dr. Weizmann will stick to the truth when there is a question at stake that affects the whole of the Jewry of the world? Jewish education, teaching, tradition, bind the Jews in such cases as Berne to tell an untruth.

“Not only history,” Siewert proceeds, “but hundreds of Jewish writings, as Rosenberg has shown, confirm us in the view that the main lines of the ‘Protocols’ coincide closely, with the intentions and the deeds of Jewry.

CITES RASPUTIN BOOK

“By chance the writer of this article recently came into possession of a booklet which appeared as long ago as in 1928 in a Berlin publishing house, but was not noticed to any extent, and is now being sold on the second-hand bookstalls. It is entitled ‘Rasputin, the All-Powerful Peasant,” and gives point for point, all the sections of the ‘Protocols.’ The author is a Jew named Simanowitch, who was the right hand man and secretary to Rasputin.”

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