December 28th, 2015

Hermann Goedsche

In his 1868 book Biarritz, Goedsche plagiarized a book by the French satirist Maurice Joly, The Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu, and made an addition: the chapter "At the Jewish Cemetery in Prague" described a secret rabbinical cabal, Council of Representatives of The Twelve Tribes of Israel which meets in the cemetery at midnight for one of their centennial meetings. They report on the progress of their long-term conspiracy to establish world domination. Among the methods to achieve this goal are the acquisition of landed property, the transformation of craftsmen into industrial workers, the infiltration into high public offices, the control of the press, etc. The chairman Levit expresses at the end of the meeting the desire to be the kings of the world in 100 years. This fictional "Rabbi's Speech" was frequently quoted later as an authentic episode and invoked as a proof of the authenticity of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In Nazi Germany the chapter was re-printed independently in many editions.[2]

To portray the meeting, Goedsche borrowed heavily from the scene in the novel Joseph Balsamo by Alexandre Dumas, père in which Alessandro Cagliostro and company plot the affair of the diamond necklace, and likewise borrowed Joly's Dialogues as the outcome of the meeting.
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In the novel  Simonini tries to sell his faked report on the "meeting" in the Jewish cemetary in Prague to the Prussian secret police, supposed represented by Goedsche who steals the :"report:" and incorporates it  into his novel.  This indirectly leads to Simonini's first murder. 


Archangel and Demon, he plays a minor role in the anti-Semitic "mythology' in the novel.  I take him to be a sort of male counterpart to Lilith.  Because a nun and priest have mentioned him, the French secret police have asked Simonini to spy on the priest.

"In The Holy Kabbalah (Arthur Edward Waite, 255), Samael is described as the "wrath of God", and is listed as fifth of the archangels of the world of Briah. Also in the Kabbalah, Samael was said to be the Serpent who tempted Eve into sin.[citation needed] He even seduced and impregnated her with Cain.[citation needed] Samael then became the consort of Adam's first wife, Lilith. He created with her a host of demon children..."

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Ade'le Chevalier and Abbe Boulon

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This nun and her confessor appear on page 230 on Eco's novel.  Simonini is ordered to spy on the Abbe.  I have no idea what this will lead to.  References to Lilith and Samael hint that they might be secret Jews.

The article above says they were convicted of fraud in an unpublicised trial.