A Lie and a Libel by Binjamin W. Segel
The History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

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A strange and repugnant mystery of the twentieth century is the durability of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a clumsy forgery purporting to be evidence of the supposed Jewish plot to rule the world. Though it has been exposed as a forgery, some apprentice brownshirt is always rediscovering it, the latest in a line of gullibility that includes, most famously, Henry Ford. Recently it has been translated into Japanese and circulates once again with renewed virulence in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In 1924 in Germany the Jewish author and journalist Binjamin Segel wrote a major historical exposé of the fraud and later edited his work into a shorter form, published as Welt-Krieg, Welt-Revolution, Welf-Verschwörung, Welt-Oberregierung (Berlin 1926). Translator Richard S. Levy, a specialist on the history of anti-semitism, provides an extensive introduction on the circumstances of Segel's work and the story of the Protocols up to the 1990s, including an explanation of its continuing psychological appeal and political function.
 

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Richard S. Levy is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He is the editor of Antisemitism in the Modern World: An Anthology of Texts.
 
Published December 1, 1995 by University of Nebraska Press. 148 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a potent forgery alleging a Jewish plot to run the world, has proved durable since its turn-of-the-century fabrication by Russian police; this book offers welcome

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German Jewish journalist Segel wrote his expose of the forgery behind the anti-Semitic Protocols back in 1926, with history professor Levy adding his own analysis of the book's endurance as a propaganda tool.

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a potent forgery alleging a Jewish plot to run the world, has proved durable since its turn-of-the-century fabrication by Russian police;

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