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Bourtzeff, Historian Who Exposed the “protocols of Elders of Zion” As Forgery, Dies

The death in Paris of Vladimir Bourtzeff, famous Russian historian, who in 1934 appeared before a court in Switzerland and proved that the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” were a forgery, was reported here today by the Russian daily newspaper Novoye Russkoye Slove.

Mr. Bourtzeff, who exposed many Czarist agent provocateurs among revolutionists in Russia before the Communists came to power, was the author of a book revealing how the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” were concocted by the Czarist police to discredit the Jewish people. He would have been 80 years old on November 30.