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A Catalan contribution to the myth of the contubernio Judeo-Masónico-Bolchevique

Preston, Paul (2011) A Catalan contribution to the myth of the contubernio Judeo-Masónico-Bolchevique. Modern Italy, 16 (4). pp. 461-472. ISSN 1353-2944

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Abstract

One of the principal justifications for the military coup of 1936 and the subsequent plan of extermination behind right-wing violence in the Civil War was the accusation that the Second Republic was the anti-Spanish instrument of the Jewish-Masonic-Bolshevik conspiracy. Thus, when the conspirators declared that punishment had to be inflicted on freemasons, liberal politicians, journalists, school-teachers, professors, as well as on leftists and trade-unionists, they used the idea of an evil Jewish conspiracy to destroy the Christian world. Of all of the writers who called for an assault on progressive Spain, those who might be termed the 'theorists of extermination', the most influential was the Catalan priest, Juan Tusquets Terrats (1901-1998). Awareness and approval of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was promoted through his enormously popular writings. During the Civil War, he became an adviser to Generals Mola and Franco and his file-card index of names of supposed freemasons was part of the infrastructure of repression.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > International History
Research centres and groups > Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 10:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43254/

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