ing but plagiarism of the book written by the Frenchman Joly. No serious historian could accept them as a genuine document,” Dr. Baumgartner declared, adding that “the history of the preparation of these forgeries is sufficiently well established.”
The court need not hesitate in accepting the contention that the “Protocols” are a document forged by the Czarist government to have a basis for anti-Jewish discrimination, the Pro-Jewish expert said.
Ridiculing Fleischauer’s testimony, Dr. Baumgartner pointed out that Fleischauer was dominated by passion instead of logic unfair and indecent tactics. “The people who have given the Bible to the world cannot be as Satanic as pictured by Fleischauer,” Dr. Baumgartner stated. “With the means used by Fleischauer it is possible to slander every people.” He accused Fleischauer of using.
Replying to Col. Fleischauer’s allegations about the existence of a so-called Jewish government, Dr. Baumgartner stated that “if Jews had so much to hide, they would not have retained a non-Jew as an expert who is to make a study of every detail of their activities in order to be prepared for the case.”
Dr. Baumgartner attacked Fleischauer’s citations from the Talmud as being “unscientific and indecent.” He accused Fleischauer of quoting isolated passages from the Talmud which give a false impression if not given in their full context. Such a method, he said, is not only valueless but is also dishonorable.
Dr. Baumgartner concluded with a satiric reference to Col. Fleischauer’s objects to the Jewish calling themselves “Chosen People.”