New from Juergen Graf! Introduction to his German translation of Douglas Reed's "Controversy of Zion"

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-03-23 07:49

Introduction to the German translation of
Douglas Reed’s book
“The Controversy of Zion”
By Jürgen Graf

1. The Controversy of Zion

Douglas Reeds monumental work has two evident weaknesses which should be pointed out from the outset:

Reeds references are insufficient. For example, the title of Josef Kastein's “History and Destiny of the Jews” (1933), his most frequently quoted source, does not appear anywhere in the original English text; he simply keeps mentioning “Dr. Kastein's book”, and leaves it to the reader to find the title in the (surprisingly meager) bibliography in the appendix. In such cases I, as the translator, could correct that and insert the relevant book titles in the text. I could not find out on which page the quotations in question are to be found, for such information is not to be found in Reed's text, and the purchase of the original texts would have involved unreasonable expenses. Similarly with the newspaper articles: here one must be content when Reed mentions the name of the newspaper in question, and ideally also the date on which the quoted article was published. Often he gives as his source “A South African newspaper” which makes it impossible to trace the quotation.

In the frequent quotations from The Old Testament, especially in the first chapter, Reed typically mentions that it comes from, for example, “The Book of Leviticus” of “from The Book of Ezekiel”.  As a translation back from the English text was out of the question, I spent many days in finding the passages in question, and thus got to know The Old Testament better.

Reed delivers a wealth of information on the methods by which Zionist Jewry gained its overwhelming political influence during the 20th century, so that at some point it could control the top politicians in “the free world” almost at will, but he leaves out completely one central aspect - the economic one. We hear nothing about the sources of the enormous sums at the disposal of the Zionist leaders to further their agenda (including bribing of politicians).  He does not mention at all such important questions as the roots of the Jewish financial power or the fundamental difference between the productive capitalism of, for example, Henry Ford who created workplaces and produced goods that served the common good, and the parasitic financial capitalism of, for example, the Rothschild family which used, and still uses, money as a means of acquiring enormous riches through speculations at the stock exchanges.

These were the weaknesses of Reeds work. What about its strengths which aroused my admiration, and moved me to immediately accept the offer of translating it into German, already after the first cursory reading? Please continue reading the entire Introduction at the website


European History, Jews, Race