The Beckwith Company

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The title page to the 1920 Beckwith edition of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.  This says: "Præmonitus præmunitus. The protocols of the wise men of Zion, translated from the Russian to the English language for the information of all true Americans & to confound enemies of democracy & the republic, also to demonstrate the possible fulfillment of Biblical prophecy as to world domination by the Chosen people"
Title page of Praemonitus Praemunitus, New York: The Beckwith Company, 1920

The Beckwith Company (also The Beckwith Press, Inc.) was a publishing entity in 1920, based in New York City. It is remembered for publishing a second edition of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, more specifically a second translation from the Russian language into the English language.

The Beckwith edition of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Harris A. Houghton head of the New York office of Army Intelligence personally financed the translation and publication of this edition of The Protocols. The actual translation from Russian into English was by his personal assistant Miss de Bogory and former Russian General G. J. Sosnowsky.

Harris A. Houghton used the pseudonym "Peter Beckwith" when he started "The Beckwith Company" to get his new translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion published. Other support and/or financing for this publication is believed to have come from the American Defense Society.

The Beckwith Company was located at 299 Madison Avenue, New York City.


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