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    Brief Narrative
    English version of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" published by the Montreal Anti-Communist Committee and sold for 5 cents. The Protocols was a notorious document describing a vast Jewish criminal conspiracy to take over the world. It is a work of fiction, created to blame Jews for a variety of worldwide offenses, and is the most widely distributed antisemitic propaganda publication of modern times. This pamphlet is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    Protocols of the Elders of Zion
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1938
    publication: Montreal (Canada)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Publisher: Montreal Anti-Communist Committee
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Pamphlets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Oversize pamphlet in newsprint ; 16 p. ; 40 cm. (15.625 x 15.500 in.)
    Cover title: Protocols of the Elder of Zion (5 cents) / image of the Russian cover subtitled: (Reproduction of the cover of the 1912 Russian edition.) From page 2: "The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" were first translated (1895) and published (1901) in Russian by Prof. Sergei A. Nilus." - page [2].
    Originally circulated in Russia in manuscript form, then published in 1905 by Professor Nilus (?), then translated into English, German, etc.
    Contents: Foreword ; Full Text, 23 chapters.

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    Administrative Notes

    The pamphlet was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:13:48
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