by Norman Cohn - £14.99 Serif (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781897959497 | ISBN 10: 1897959494
Subtitled "The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion'". Hitler's anti-semitic obsession was fuelled by the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion', a hugely successful forgery containing the master-plan of an alleged Jewish conspiracy to control the world. Norman Cohn unravels its origins, tracing its roots in anti-semitic mythology. Even before Hitler came to power, the 'Protocols' were one of the cornerstones of Nazi propaganda and, once the Second World War started, became the principal justification for the attempted extermination of European Jewry. They are still widely read and this book is key to an understanding of one of the most pernicious and enduring myths of our time.
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