JUDAICA – ANTI-NAZISM – SWITZERLAND: Protokolle der Weisen von Zion die größte Fälschung des Jahrhunderts!
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Biggest Fabrication of the Century!
A pamphlet, printed in Glarus, Switzerland, in 1933, attacks the Protocols of the Elders of Zion of being fabricated and used by the Nazis to spread the anti-Semitic movement among the Swiss people.
Author: Johann Baptist RUSCH (1886 – 1954).
Place and Year: Glarus, Switzerland: Glarner Nachrichten 1933.
Technique: 8°, 15 pp., original illustrated wrappers, stapled (Very Good, wrappers with minimal foxing).
The text in the pamphlet is trying to prove that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were fabricated and are currently used by an uprising German Nazi party to spread the anti-Semitism in Switzerland. The striking cover shows the map of Switzerland, being cut in two by a hand, marked with a swastika.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were first published in Russia in 1903, uncovering the alleged Jewish plan for global domination. The text was translated to many languages as a part of the anti-Semitic propaganda.
In Switzerland, in 1933, the German translation, edited by the anti-Semite journalist Theodor Fritsch, was distributed by the National Front during a political manifestation in the Casino of Berne, leading to the so called Berne Trial or "Zionistenprozess". The accused were tried for violating a statute prohibiting the distribution of "immoral, obscene or brutalizing" texts.
This pamphlet, edited by a Swiss author, journalist and editor Johann Baptist Rusch (1886-1954) was published just before the beginning of the trial as a response to the German anti-Semitic propaganda.
References: OCLC 174616659. Adrian Scherrer: Rusch, Johann Baptist. In: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz (http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/d/D25359.php ).
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