Berlin-Schoeneberg – The Central Council of the Palestinians has apologized for the display of a copy of the antisemitic pamphlet “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in a club center in Berlin-Schoeneberg.
As the association explained to the newspaper “Jüdische Allgemeine”, the display of the antisemitic pamphlet was a mistake. The book had been disposed of. The Jewish Forum for Democracy and Antisemitism drew attention to the incident on Twitter.
Former member of the Bundestag Volker Beck was outraged on Twitter despite the apology and doubted that it was actually a mistake. “First someone has to order the book and then select it for display. Difficult to imagine without antisemitic intent,” says Beck.
The antisemitic collection of texts first appeared in 1903 in tsarist Russia. The far-reaching forgery contained alleged transcripts of secret Jewish meetings aimed at establishing “Jewish world domination”. Although the protocols have been found to be false, the myth of a “Jewish-Masonic world conspiracy” is still fueled – with disastrous consequences.