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The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: Introduction

t is a classic in paranoid, racist literature. Taken by the gullible as the confidential minutes of a Jewish conclave convened in the last years of the nineteenth century, it has been heralded by anti-Semites as proof A Hoax of Hate Contents

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction The Hoax Spreads Contemporary Re-Emergence Widespread Condemnation Conclusion

that Jews are plotting to take over the world. Since its contrivance around the turn of the century by the Russian Okhrana, or Czarist secret police, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" has taken root in bigoted, frightened minds around the world.