|The Uses of the "Prophecy"
For more than two decades the Prophecy has been circulated throughout the United
States. In the 1930's it was disseminated by chain letters. Printed copies of the spurious
speech were placed in trains, buses, railway stations and similar public places. It
appeared in the propaganda press and broadcasts of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, and a
version was included in the 1935 edition of Handbuch der Judenfrage (Handbook On
The Jewish Question), a political tome by Theodor Fritsch, first written several decades
earlier, that became a Nazi bible.
Such anti-Semitic groups as Chicagos We The Mothers Mobilize For America exploit
the Prophecy as part of their stock-in-trade. Gerald L. K. Smith and other anti-Semitic
propagandists continue to argue its authenticity [The Cross and The Flag, Dec., 1952]. In
recent years reprints of it have appeared in Mrs. Lyrl Van Hynings Womens
Voice [July 31, 1952] and Harry William Pyles Political Reporter [July, 1953]. This
month [May,1954] it was a feature of an anti-Semitic publication, The Point, put out by Father
Leonard Feeney, the excommunicated priest, and his group at St Benedicts Center in
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