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Pamphlet about the Bern trial of the Protocols of Zion

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.184.216

Pamphlet reprint of a letter from a US anti-Semite to a noted Jewish historian about the trial held in 1934 in Bern, Switzerland, about the authenticity of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," a notorious document that described a vast Jewish criminal conspiracy to take over the world. The Swiss Nazi Party was distributing The Protocols at rallies and the local Jewish community, Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund (Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities) and the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Bern (Jewish Congregation Bern) took them to trial for distributing an antisemitic hoax. The judge ordered both sides to produce expert witnesses to prove whether the Protocols were authentic or a forgery. The Nazis could produce no expert witnesses. They were found guilty and the judge declared the document a forgery. The pamphlet is one of the more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.

Title
Are all the Jews Liars?
Date
1940  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Object Type
Pamphlets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2018-05-22 16:59:08
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