In 1935 a Swiss judge, presiding at a trial of two Swiss National Socialists charged
with circulating the Protocols, wrote:
I hope that one day there will come a time when no one will any longer comprehend how
in the year 1935 almost a dozen fully sensible and reasonable men could for fourteen days
torment their brains before a court of Berne over the authenticity or lack of authenticity
of these so-called Protocols . . .that, for all the harm they have already caused and may
yet cause, are nothing but ridiculous nonsense.
Unfortunately, the judges hope has not yet been fully realized. There are still
those anti-Semites and their willing audiences who remain ready to circulate and believe
this fantasy of hate.