ROME (Feb. 23)
New editions of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” are currently being circulated throughout Italy and are on sale in most newspaper stands in large cities. These new versions of the notorious anti-Semitic book are being published and distributed by neo-fascist groups which appear to have intensified their activities.
The Italian Jewish monthly “Shalom,” has just published a detailed report of these groups which, according to the Jewish publication, seem to be working in close cooperation with similar organizations abroad. Most of these groups coordinate their activities with the Italian Fascist Party headed by Giorgio Almirante, a former officer in the Italian SS division “Decimamas.”
“Shalom” also reveals that one of these neo-fascist groups, “The Friends of the Armed Forces,” is connected with about 70 right-wing members of the Christian Democratic Party as well as with nationalist circles in Trieste.