|The Dearborn Independent
The Dearborn Publishing Company published The Dearborn
Independent newspaper. At the peak of its popularity, the Dearborn, Michigan paper,
owned by auto magnate Henry Ford Sr., boasted a circulation of 700,000. The Dearborn
Independent first attacked Jews in its May 22, 1920 issue and continued to do so in 91
Many of the paper's anti-Semitic articles were reprinted by the
Dearborn Publishing Company in four paper-bound volumes: The International Jew, the World.
s Foremost Problem (November, 1920); Jewish Activities in the United
States (April, 1921); Jewish Influences in American Life (November, 1921); and Aspects
of Jewish Power in the United States (May, 1922). Collectively known as The International
Jew: The World's Foremost Problem, these volumes were later
published in a variety of languages and disseminated widely in the United States and
For decades, The International Jew has been in the public domain.
It can be reprinted by anyone who wishes to do so. In the late 1950s, anti-Semite Gerald
L.K. Smith edited and published an abridged version of The International Jew culled
from the original Dearborn Independent articles. The complete text of Smith's
version now is easily found at many hate sites on the World Wide Web.
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