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Official FBI Twitter Account Shares Records From Controversial ‘Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion’

On Wednesday, the official Twitter account (@FBIRecordsVault) posted a message which simply stated ‘Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion’ along with a link to one of their web pages:

Archive link

While visiting the page, you will see a downloadable PDF document titled ‘Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion Part 01 of 01’:

FBI Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion Vault PDF
A screenshot of the web page where you can find the ‘Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion Part 01 of 01’ PDF download. (Archive link)

It appears the FBI has collected countless newspaper clips, book excerpts, hand written notes, letters and other records related to this subject over the years. Most of them can be found inside the 139-page-long PDF file:

FBI Scan Of Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion 1934 Book Cover
An official FBI scan of the cover of ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ which was translated from the ‘Nilus Documents’ and reprinted in 1934 by The Pyramid Book Shop in Houston, Texas.
FBI Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion Vault PDF Note Letter
A handwritten note or letter dated February 1, 1949.
FBI Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion Vault PDF Note Letter 2
A letter to former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover affirming the document is a “famous Russian forgery.”

According to Times of London writer Gordon Fisher, the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ seems to have been first made available to the Russian public in 1905:

“The first version in book form appeared as an appendix in the third edition, in 1905, of a book called (in Russian) The Great in the Small: Antichrist considered as an imminent political possibility, by a Russian mystic named Sergei Nilus. The original manuscript, which has never been discovered, may well have been written in French and translated into Russian.”

Fisher, along with others, believe the text to be antisemitic in nature:

“The [document] is, to many people, obviously a clumsy piece of false antisemitic propaganda. Nevertheless, there have been and still are others who have taken and take the work to be a kind of revelation of the truth about a conspiracy of a small number of Jewish leaders to gain political control of the whole world.”

So far on Twitter, there have been mixed reactions to the official FBI Vault release:

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