The enigma of the book-banning dictator permitting the publication of the Goldschmidt Talmud
By Michael Hoffman • www.RevisionistHistory.org
Since the publication of our book, Adolf Hitler: Enemy of the German People, neo-Nazis have been as vicious toward us as the Zionists (including issuing death threats and calumniating our Truth Mission far and wide). They are not going to appreciate that today we are once again fulfilling our duty to revisionist history by raising the issue of the mystery of Adolf Hitler’s support for the publication of the Babylonian Talmud in Nazi Germany, at a time when he had banned hundreds (if not thousands) of books, including volumes authored by German Christian Conservatives.
We have long been aware that Lazarus Goldschmidt’s "Judischer" verlag (publishing house) operated without obstruction under the Nazis, and that in Berlin in 1935 Hitler permitted the printing and general distribution of Goldschmidt’s multi-volume Talmud translation (view a photo of one of the volumes at this link). In the event anyone would deny it, a few years ago we purchased an original printing of one copy. We let the matter rest there and proceeded to other projects.
Now there has been a development. Sefaria.org is the premier online publisher of the Talmud Bavli in the West, as well as cognate sacred rabbinic texts (offered entirely free of charge and backed in part by the Rothschild Foundation). This year Sefaria debuted all of Goldschmidt’s German Talmud online. To announce the event, Sefaria produced a lengthy video to discuss the Goldschmidt Talmud and interview researchers and surviving members of Mr. Goldschmidt’s family. What piqued our interest was that in the course of the video all of the speakers avoided discussing how it came to pass that the book-banning Führer permitted the Talmud to be published, in a sturdy hardcover edition for mass circulation in German-speaking lands.
This is not unprecedented. Something like it occurred in 16th century Italy where a putative foe of the Talmud secretly sponsored it. In our book, The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome, we offer evidence testifying to the support which anti-Lutheran Medici Pope Leo X gave to the publication, in Venice, of the Bomberg Talmud. Though gullible Catholics imagine this pope to have been anti-occult, he actually was responsible for the publication of the Talmud in the finest edition ever printed up to that time. Pope Leo X was indubitably part of the occult movement which had captured the papacy from the time of Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola, after the rise of the Medici’s Platonic Academy in Florence in the fifteenth century.
As with the beguiled believers in the integrity of Leo X, Hitler’s naive acolytes imagine that he was anti-occult. But as we demonstrated in Adolf Hitler: Enemy of the German People, he was a creature of the occult Thule society from the earliest days of his post-First World War career as a political spy, and then as a leader of the fledgling National Socialist movement. Yes, he interdicted his occult rivals among the Freemasons and similar organizations, in the same way that General Motors seeks to crush Ford. But few among us would be so puerile as to mistake the rivalry between Ford and GM as representing the objective of the abolition of cars. Because Hitler obstructed rival occult groups it does not compute that he himself was free of the eternal pagan psychodrama and its clandestine manifestation on the Right. The Führer was an occult agent. It was occultism according to the “Aryan” gnosis in which he had been indoctrinated. If you doubt it, take the time to read our book.
Michael Hoffman with his personal copy of an original volume of the German Talmud published in Nazi Berlin in 1935 (click on the photo to enlarge it)
We have referred to the “mystery" of Adolf Hitler’s support for the publication of the Goldschmidt Talmud. At present it remains just that. We don’t pretend to have plumbed the depths of his decision to permit its public debut and publication in Germany (about which there was nothing covert), rather than having the Nazi secret police suppress it. This is a subject deserving detailed investigation by a scholar fluent in German and with access to the archives, which is an apt description of Sefaria’s Rothschild-funded personnel. To the best of our knowledge however, thus far they have scrupulously avoided any such inquiry. This is queer, given the fact that it is the most striking aspect of the case, after Lazarus Goldschmidt’s prodigious accomplishment in translating the entire Gemara (Babylonian Talmud), from Aramaic to German.
In attempting to unravel the mystery, one lacuna that ought to be factored are statements by revered Orthodox gedolim, such as Grand Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and the powerful spiritual leader of the Israeli political party Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (both of whom are recently deceased). In their theological discourses they asserted that Hitler was an avenging angel sent by God to punish German Judaics who had abandoned submission to the Talmud.
The documentation for the largely recondite fact of qualified rabbinic esteem for Hitler will be found in our banned textbook Judaism Discovered (pp. 59-61). Judaic-Germans were among the most elite Judaics in the world, engaged in teaching and advancing mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy. Most had served honorably and patriotically in the German military during the First World War, and most were becoming ever more estranged from the Talmud and Talmudic rabbis — increasingly seeking to assimilate — which is a horrible moral transgression in Talmudism; infuriating to its leaders and adherents.
Then Hitler comes to power and lumps the increasingly secular and assimilationist Judaics who are in many cases making major contributions to Germany, with the benighted followers of the troglodyte halacha —largely extruding and extirpating the former (the majority) — hence, the encomium, divine “avenging angel” bestowed upon him by leading post-war Talmudists such as Yosef and Schneerson, and their epigones.
It’s our job to study these questions and bring them to your attention, and it’s the reason why you read what we write. We don’t confine our scholarship to a claustrophobic wing of the political spectrum. We defy taboos established by partisan ideologues on either side of the Judean/gentile divide. One measures a circle beginning anywhere. We choose to measure it at the point where knowledge, however inconvenient to fanatics, is advanced to the highest degree of incandescence.
Michael Hoffman is a former reporter for the New York bureau of the Associated Press, the editor of Revisionist History® newsletter, and the author of ten books, three of which have been banned by Amazon. The sale of Mr. Hoffman’s work was canceled by Paypal in 2017. He was banned from YouTube on August 26, 2019. As an independent scholar without institutional affiliation, his work is made possible by donations from truth-seekers and the sale of his books, newsletters and recordings.
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