According to Wikipedia (footnotes omitted..........)
"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an antisemitic fabricated text purporting to describe a Jewish
plan for global domination. The hoax, which was shown to be plagiarized
from several earlier sources, some not antisemitic in nature, was first published in Russia
in 1903, translated into multiple languages, and disseminated
internationally in the early part of the 20th century. According to the
claims made by some of its publishers, the Protocols are the minutes of a late 19th-century meeting where Jewish leaders discussed their goal of global Jewish hegemony by subverting the morals of Gentiles, and by controlling the press and the world's economies.
"Henry Ford funded printing of 500,000 copies that were distributed throughout the United States in the 1920s. The Nazis sometimes used the Protocols
as propaganda against Jews; it was assigned by some German teachers, as
if factual, to be read by German schoolchildren after the Nazis came to
power in 1933, despite having been exposed as fraudulent by The Times of London
in 1921. It is still widely available today in numerous languages, in
print and on the Internet, and continues to be presented by some
proponents as a genuine document."