(Translated by Victor E. Marsden)
The author of this translation of the famous Protocols was himself
a victim of the Revolution. He had lived for many years in Russia and
was married to a Russian lady. Among his other activities in Russia he
had been for a number of years a Russian Correspondent of the MORNING
POST, a position which he occupied when the Revolution broke out, and
his vivid descriptions of events in Russia will still be in the
recollection of many of the readers of that Journal. Naturally he was
singled out for the anger of the Soviet. On the day that Captain
Cromie was murdered by Jews, Victor Marsden was arrested and thrown
into the Peter-Paul Prison, expecting every day to have his name
called out for execution. This, however, he escaped, and eventually he
was allowed to return to England very much of a wreck in bodily
health. However, he recovered under treatment and the devoted care of
his wife and friends. One of the first things he undertook, as soon as
he was able, was this translation of the Protocols. Mr. Marsden
was eminently well qualified for the work. His intimate acquaintance
with Russia, Russian life and the Russian language on the one hand,
and his mastery of a terse literary English style on the other, placed
him in a position of advantage which few others could claim. The
consequence is that we have in his version an eminently readable work,
and though the subject-matter is somewhat formless, Mr. Marsden's
literary touch reveals the thread running through the twenty-four
It may be said with truth that this work was carried out at the
cost of Mr. Marsden's own life's blood. He told the writer of this
Preface that he could not stand more than an hour at a time of his
work on it in the British Museum, as the diabolical spirit of the
matter which he was obliged to turn into English made him positively
Mr. Marsden's connection with the MORNING POST was not severed by
his return to England, and he was well enough to accept the post of
special correspondent of that journal in the suite of H.R.H., the
Prince of Wales on his Empire tour. From this he returned with the
Prince, apparently in much better health, but within a few days of his
landing he was taken suddenly ill, and died after a very brief
May this work be his crowning monument! In it he has performed an
immense service to the English-speaking world, and there can be little
doubt that it will take its place in the first rank of the English
versions of "THE PROTOCOLS of the Meetings of the LEARNED ELDERS OF
Of the Protocols themselves little need be said in the way
of introduction. The book in which they are embodied was first
published in the year 1897 by Philip Stepanov for private circulation
among his intimate friends. The first time Nilus published them was in
1901 in a book called
Within the Small and reprinted in 1905. A copy of this is in
the British Museum bearing the date of its reception, August 10, 1906.
All copies that were known to exist in Russia were destroyed in the
Kerensky regime, and under his successors the possession of a copy by
anyone in Soviet land was a crime sufficient to ensure the owner's of
being shot on sight. The fact is in itself sufficient proof of the
genuineness of the Protocols. The Jewish journals, of course,
say that they are a forgery, leaving it to be understood that
Professor Nilus, who embodied them in a work of his own, had concocted
them for his own purposes.
Mr. Henry Ford, in an interview published in the New York WORLD,
February 17th, 1921, put the case for Nilus tersely and convincingly
"The only statement I care to make about the PROTOCOLS is that
they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old, and
they have fitted the world situation up to this time. THEY FIT IT
Indeed they do!
The word "Protocol" signifies a precis gummed on to the
front of a document, a draft of a document, minutes of proceedings. In
this instance, "Protocol" means minutes of the proceedings of
the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion. These Protocols
give the substance of addresses delivered to the innermost circle of
the Rulers of Zion. They reveal the converted plan of action of the
Jewish Nation developed through the ages and edited by the Elders
themselves up to date. Parts and summaries of the plan have been
published from time to time during the centuries as the secrets of the
Elders have leaked out. The claim of the Jews that the Protocols
are forgeries is in itself an admission of their genuineness, for they
NEVER ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE FACTS corresponding to the THREATS which
the Protocols contain, and, indeed, the correspondence between
prophecy and fulfillment is too glaring to be set aside or obscured.
This the Jews well know and therefore evade.
Captain A.H.M. Ramsay records in his classic,
War: "According to a letter published in "Plain English"
(a weekly review published by the North British Publishing Co. and
edited by the late Lord Alfred Douglas) on 3rd September, 1921:-
"The Learned Elders have been in existence for a much longer period
than they have perhaps suspected. My friend, Mr. L. D. van Valckert,
of Amsterdam, has recently sent me a letter containing two extracts
from the Synagogue at Mulheim. The volume in which they are contained
was lost at some period during the Napoleonic Wars, and has recently
come into Mr. van Valckert's possession. It is written in German, and
contains extracts of letters sent and received by the authorities of
the Mulheim Synagogue. The first entry he sends me is of a letter
16th June, 1647.
From O.C. (i.e. Oliver Cromwell), by Ebenezer Pratt.
"In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews
to England: This however impossible while Charles living.
Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for
which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be
assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for
procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape."
In reply was dispatched the following:-
12th July, 1647.
To O.C. by E. Pratt.
"Will grant financial aid as soon as Charles removed and Jews
admitted. Assassination too dangerous. Charles shall be given
opportunity to escape: His recapture will make trial and execution
possible. The support will be liberal, but useless to discuss terms
until trial commences."
Captain Ramsay quotes Isaac Disraeli, father of Benjamin, Earl of
Beaconsfield, Britain's first Jewish Prime Minister, in his two volume
"Life of Charles I", published in 1851: "The English
Revolution under Charles I was unlike any preceding one . . . From
that time and event we contemplate in our history the phases of
revolution." There were many more to follow on similar lines,
notably in France. In 1897 a further important clue to these
mysterious happenings fell into Gentile hands in the shape of the
Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
In that document we read this remarkable sentence: "Remember the
French Revolution, the secrets of its preparation are well known to us
for it was entirely the work of our hands." (See Protocol No. III,
In 1865 a certain Jewish Rabbi named Rzeichorn delivered a speech
at Prague. It is a very accurate summary of many aspects of the
which would come to light several decades later and was published
eleven years later by Sir John Radcliff, who was assassinated shortly
afterwards, giving testimony to the powers of the secret organisation
of inner elite Jewry even then.
The presumption is strong that the Protocols were issued, or
reissued, at the First Zionist Congress held at Basle in 1897 under
the presidency of the Father of Modern Zionism, the late Theodore
There has been recently published a volume of Herzl's "Diaries," a
translation of some passages which appeared in the JEWISH CHRONICLE of
July 14, 1922. Herzl gives an account of his first visit to England in
1895, and his conversation with Colonel Goldsmid, a Jew brought up as
a Christian, an officer in the English Army, and at heart a Jew
Nationalist all the time. Goldsmid suggested to Herzl that the best
way of expropriating the English aristocracy, and so destroying their
power to protect the people of England against Jew domination, was to
put excessive taxes on the land. Herzl thought this an excellent idea,
and it is now to be found definitely embodied in Protocol VI!
The above extract from Herzl's DIARY is an extremely significant
bit of evidence bearing on the existence of the Jew World Plot and
authenticity of the Protocols, but any reader of intelligence
will be able from his own knowledge of recent history and from his own
experience to confirm the genuineness of every line of them, and it is
in the light of this LIVING comment that all readers are invited to
study Mr. Marsden's translation of this terribly inhuman document.
Here is what Dr. Ehrenpreis, Chief Rabbi of Sweden, said in 1924,
concerning the Protocols: "Long have I been well acquainted
with the contents of the Protocols, indeed for many years
before they were ever published in the Christian press. The Protocols
of the Elders of Zion were in point of fact not the original Protocols
at all, but a compressed extract of the same. Of the 70 Elders of
Zion, in the matter of origin and of the existence of the original
Protocols, there are only ten men in the entire world who know.
I participated with Dr. Herzl in the first Zionist Congress which
was held in Basle in 1897. Herzl was the most prominent figure at the
Jewish World Congress. Herzl foresaw, twenty years before we
experienced them, the revolution which brought the Great War, and he
prepared us for that which was to happen. He foresaw the splitting up
of Turkey, that England would obtain control of Palestine. We may
expect important developments in the world."
And here is another very significant circumstance.The present
successor of Herzl, as leader of the Zionist movement, Dr. Weizmann,
quoted one of these sayings at the send-off banquet given to Chief
Rabbi Hertz on October 6, 1920. The Chief Rabbi was on the point of
leaving for HIS Empire tour of H.R.H., the Prince of Wales. And this
is the "saying" of the Sages which Dr. Weizmann quoted: "A
beneficent protection which God has instituted in the life of the Jew
is that He has dispersed him all over the world." (JEWISH
GUARDIAN, Oct. 8, 1920.)
Now compare this with the last clause of but one of Protocol XI.
"God has granted to us, His Chosen People, the gift of
dispersion, and from this, which appears to all eyes to be our
weakness, has come forth all our strength, which has now brought us
to the threshold of sovereignty over all the world."
The remarkable correspondence between these passages proves several
things. It proves that the Learned Elders exist. It proves that Dr.
Weizmann knows all about them. It proves that the desire for a
"National Home" in Palestine is only camouflage and an
infinitesimal part of the Jew's real object. It proves that the Jews
of the world have no intention of settling in Palestine or any
separate country, and that their annual prayer that they may all meet
"Next Year in Jerusalem" is merely a piece of their
characteristic make-believe. It also demonstrates that the Jews are
now a world menace, and that the Aryan races will have to domicile
them permanently out of Europe..
This is a secret which has not been revealed. They are the Hidden
Hand. They are not the "Board of Deputies" (the Jewish
Parliament in England) or the "Universal Israelite Alliance"
which sits in Paris. But the late Walter Rathenau of the Allgemeiner
Electricitaets Gesellschaft has thrown a little light on the subject
and doubtless he was in possession of their names, being, in all
likelihood, one of the chief leaders himself. Writing in the WIENER
FREIE PRESSE, December 24, 1912, he said:
"Three hundred men, each of whom knows all the others, govern the
fate of the European continent, and they elect their successors from
In the year 1844, on the eve of the Jewish Revolution of 1848,
Benjamin Disraeli, whose real name was Israel, and who was a
"damped," or baptized Jew, published his novel, CONINGSBY, in
which occurs this ominous passage:
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is
imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
And he went on to show that these personages were all Jews.
Now that Providence has brought to the light of day these secret
Protocols all men may clearly see the hidden personages specified
by Disraeli at work "behind the scenes" of all the Governments. This
revelation entails on all peoples the grave responsibility of
examining and revising AU FOND their attitude towards the Race and
Nation which boasts of its survival over all Empires.
Notes I. - "Agentur" and "The Political."
There are two words in this translation which are unusual, the word
"AGENTUR" and "political" used as a substantive, AGENTUR appears to be
a word adopted from the original and it means the whole body of agents
and agencies made use of by the Elders, whether members of the tribe
or their Gentile tools.
By "the Political" Mr. Marsden means, not exactly the
"body politic" but the entire machinery of politics.
Notes II - The Symbolic Snake of Judaism.
Protocol III opens with a reference to the Symbolic Snake of
Judaism. In his Epilogue to the 1905 Edition of the Protocols, Nilus
gives the following interesting account of this symbol:
"According to the records of secret Jewish Zionism, Solomon and
other Jewish learned men already, in 929 B.C., thought out a scheme in
theory for a peaceful conquest of the whole universe by Zion. As
history developed, this scheme was worked out in detail and completed
by men who were subsequently initiated in this question. These learned
men decided by peaceful means to conquer the world for Zion with the
slyness of the Symbolic Snake, whose head was to represent those who
have been initiated into the plans of the Jewish administration, and
the body of the Snake to represent the Jewish people - the
administration was always kept secret, EVEN FROM THE JEWISH NATION
ITSELF. As this Snake penetrated into the hearts of the nations which
it encountered it undermined and devoured all the non-Jewish power of
these States. It is foretold that the Snake has still to finish its
work, strictly adhering to the designed plan, until the course which
it has to run is closed by the return of its head to Zion and until,
by this means, the Snake has completed its round of Europe and has
encircled it - and until, by dint of enchaining Europe, it has
encompassed the whole world. This it is to accomplish by using every
endeavor to subdue the other countries by an ECONOMICAL CONQUEST. The
return of the head of the Snake to Zion can only be accomplished after
the power of all the Sovereign of Europe has been laid low, that is to
say, when by means of economic crises and wholesale destruction
effected everywhere, there shall have been brought about a spiritual
demoralization and a moral corruption, chiefly with the assistance of
Jewish women masquerading as French, Italians, etc.. These are the
surest spreaders of licentiousness into the lives of the leading men
at the heads of nations. A map of the course of the Symbolic Snake is
shown as follows: - Its first stage in Europe was in 429 B.C. in
Greece, where, about the time of Pericles, the Snake first started
eating into the power of that country. The second stage was in Rome in
the time of Augustus, about 69 B.C.. The third in Madrid in the time
of Charles V, in A.D. 1552. The fourth in Paris about 1790, in the
time of Louis XVI. The fifth in London from 1814 onwards (after the
downfall of Napoleon). The sixth in Berlin in 1871 after the
Franco-Prussian war. The seventh in St. Petersburg, over which is
drawn the head of the Snake under the date of 1881. [This "Snake" is
now being drawn through the Americas and in the United States of
America, it has been partially identified as the "Council on Foreign
Relations" (C.F.R.) and the "Trilateral Commission"]. All these States
which the Snake traversed have had the foundations of their
constitutions shaken, Germany, with its apparent power, forming no
exception to the rule. In economic conditions, England and Germany are
spared, but only till the conquest of Russia is accomplished by the
Snake, on which at present [i.e., 1905] all its efforts are
concentrated. The further course of the Snake is not shown on this
map, but arrows indicate its next movement towards Moscow, Kieft and
Odessa. It is now well known to us to what extent the latter cities
form the centres of the militant Jewish race. Constantinople is shown
as the last stage of the Snake's course before it reaches Jerusalem.
(This map was drawn years before the occurrence of the "Young Turk" -
i.e., Jewish - Revolution in Turkey).
Notes III. - The term "Goyim," meaning
or non-Jews, is used throughout the Protocols and is
retained by Mr. Marsden.