THE ROTHSCHILDS BEGINNINGS
Europe, towards the end of the eighteenth century or at the time of the American Revolution, was very different from what we know in the same area today. It was composed oil a combination of large and small kingdoms, duchies and states which were constantly engaged in squabbles among themselves.
Most people were reduced to the level of serfs – with no political rights. The meager ‘privileges’ that were granted to them by their ‘owners’ could be withdrawn at a moment’s notice.
It was during this period of time that a young man appeared on the European scene who was to have a tremendous impact on the future course of world history; his name was Mayer Amschel Bauer. In later years his name, which he had changed, became synonymous with wealth, power and influence. He was the first of the Rothschilds – the first truly international banker!
Mayer Amschel Bauer was born in Frankfurt-On-The-Main in Germany in 1743. He was the son of Moses Amschel Bauer an itinerant money lender and goldsmith who, tiring of his wanderings in Eastern Europe, decided to settle down in the city where his first son was born. He opened a shop, or counting house, on Judenstrasse (or Jew Street). Over the door leading into the shop he placed a large Red Shield.
At a very early age Mayer Amschel Bauer showed that he possessed immense intellectual ability, and his father spent much of his time teaching him everything he could about the money lending business, and the lessons he had learned from many sources. The older Bauer originally hoped to have his son trained as a Rabbi but the father’s untimely death put an end to such plans.
A few years after his father’s death Mayer Amschel Bauer went to work as a clerk in a bank owned by the Oppenheimers in Hannover. His superior ability was quickly recognized and his advancement within the firm was swift. He was awarded a junior partnership.
Shortly thereafter he returned to Frankurt where he was able to purchase the business his father had established in 1750. The big Red Shield was still displayed over the door. Recognizing the true significance of the Red Shield (his father had adopted it as his emblem from the Red Flag which was the emblem of the revolutionary minded Jews in Eastern Europe), Mayer Amschel Bauer changed his name to Rothschild; in this way the House of Rothschild came inThe base for a vast accmulation of wealth was laid during the 1760s when Amschel Rothschild renewed his acquaintance with General von Estorff for whom he ran errands while employed at the Oppenheimer Bank.
When Rothschild discovered that the general, who was now attached to the court of Prince William of Hanau, was interested in rare coins he decided to take full advantage of the situation. By offering valuable coins and trinkets at discount prices he soon ingratiated himself with the general and other influential members of the court.
One day he was ushered into the presence of Prince William himself. His Highness bought a handel of his rarest medals and coins. This was the first transaction between a Rothschild and a head of state. Soon Rothschild was doing business with other princes.
Before long Rothschild tried another ploy to secure an ‘in’ with various local princes – and to further his own aims! He wrote them letters that played on their princely vanity while asking them for their patronage. A typical letter would read:
“It has been my particular high and good fortune to serve your lofty princely Serenity at various times and to your most gracious satisfaction. I stand ready to exert all my energies and my entire fortune to serve your lofty princely serenity whenever in future it shall please you to command me.
An especially powerful incentive to this end would be given me if your lofty princely serenity were to distinguish me with an appointment as one of your Highness’ Court Factors. I am making bold to beg for this with the more confidence in the assurance that by so doing I am not giving any trouble; while for my part such a distinction would lift up my commercial standing and be of help to me in many other ways that I feel certain thereby to make my own way and fortune here in the city of Franfurt.”
His tactics paid off. On September 21, 1769, Rothschild was able to nail a sign bearing the arms of Hess-Hanau to the front of his shop. In gold characters it read: “M. A. Rothschild, by appointment court factor to his serene highness, Prince William of Hanau.”
In 1770 Rothschild married Gutele Schnaper who was aged seventeen. They had a large family consititing of five sons and five daughters. Their sons were Amschel, Salomon, Nathan, Kalmann (Karl) and Jacob (James).
History records that William of Hanau, “whose crest had been famous in Germany since the Middle Ages,” was a dealer in human flesh. For a price the Prince, who was closely related to the various royal families of Europe, would rent out troops to any nation. His best customer was the British government which wanted troops for such projects as trying to keep the American colonists in line.
He did exceptionally well with his ‘rent-a-troop’ business. When he died he left the largest fortune ever accumulated in Europe to that time, $200,000,000. Rothschild biographer Frederic Morton describes William as “Europe’s most blue-cold blooded loan shark” (The Rothschilds, Fawcett Crest, 1961, p. 40).
Rothschild became an agent for this ‘human cattle’ dealer. He must have worked diligently in his new position of responsibility because, when William was forced to flee to Denmark, he left 600,000 pounds (then valued at $3,000,000) with Rothschild for safekeeping.
According to the late Commander William Guy Carr, who was an Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, and who had excellent contacts in intelligence circles around the world, the founder of the House of Rothschild drew up plans for the creation of the Illuminati and then entrusted Adam Weishaupt with its organization and development.to being.
For an account of what happened next we turn to the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1905 edition, Volume 10, p. 494: “According to legend this money was hidden away in wine casks, and, escaping the search of Napoleon’s soldiers when they entered Frankfort, was restored intact in the same casks in 1814, when the elector returned to the electorate. The facts are somewhat less romantic, and more businesslike.”
Pay particular attention to the last nine words. They are loaded with significance. Here the leading Jewish authority states that what Rothschild actually did with the $3,000,000 was “more businesslike,” from a Jewish point of view, than what was stated in the legend.
The simple truth of the matter is that Rothschild embezzled the money from Prince William. But even before the money reached Rothschild it was not ‘clean’ (or Kosherl). The vast sum had been paid to William of Hess by the British government for the services of his soldiers. The money was originally embezzled by William from his troops who were legally entitled to it.
With the twice embezzled money as a solid foundation, Mayer Amschel Rothschild decided to vastly expand his operations – and become the first international banker.
A couple of years earlier Rothschild had sent his son, Nathan, to England to take care of the family business in that country. After a brief stay in Manchester, where he operated as a merchant, Nathan, on instructions from his father, moved to London and set up shop as a merchant banker. To get the operation under way Rothschild gave his son the three million dollars he had embezzled from William of Hess.
The Jewish Encyclopedia for 1905 tells us that Nathan invested the loot in “gold from the East India company knowing that it would be needed for Wellington’s peninsula campaign.” On the stolen money Nathan made “no less than four profits; (1) On the sale of Wellington’s paper [which he bought at 50 cents on the dollar and collected at par; (2) on the sale of gold to Wellington; (3) on its repurchase; and (4) on forwarding it to Portugal. This was the beginning of the great fortunes of the house” (p. 494).
Yes, the Jewish Encyclopaedia claims that the great fortune accumulated by the Rothschilds over the years was based on the “business like” method of fraud.
With their huge accumulation of ill-gotten gain the family established branches of theHouse of Rothschild in
Paris and Naples
Rothschild placed a son in charge of each branch.
“Amschel” was placed in charge of the Berlin branch
“Salomon” was over the Vienna branch
“Jacob” (James) went to Paris
“Kalmann” (Karl) opened up the Rothschild bank in Naples
The headquarters of the House of Rothschild was, and is, in London.
When he died on September 19, 1812, the founder of the House of Rothschild left a will that was just days old. In it, he laid down specific laws by which the House that bore his name would operate in future year.
The laws were as follows:
(1) All key positions in the House of Rothschild were to be held by members of the family, and not by hired hands. Only male members of the family were allowed to participate in the business.
The eldest son of the eldest son was to be the head of the family unless the majority of the rest of the family agreed otherwise. It was for this exceptional reason that Nathan, who was particularly brilliant, was appointed head of the House of Rothschild in 1812.
(2) The family was to intermarry with their own first and second cousins, thus preserving the vast fortune. This rule was strictly adhered to early on but later, when other rich Jewish banking houses came on the scene, it was relaxed to allow some of the Rothschilds to marry selected members of the new elite.
(3) Amschel forbade his heirs “most explicitly, in any circumstances whatever, to have any public inventory made by the courts, or otherwise, of my estate …. Also I forbid any legal action and any publication of the value of the inheritance …. Anyone who disregards these provisions and takes any kind of action which conflicts with them will immediately be regarded as having disputed the will, and shall suffer the consequences of so doing.”
(4) Rothschild ordered a perpetual family partnership and provided that the female members of the family, their husbands and children should receive their interest in the estate subject to the management of the male members. They were to have no part in the management of the business.
Anyone who disputed this arrangement would lose their interest in the Estate. (The last stipulation was specifically designed to seal the mouths of anyone who might feel like breaking with the family. Rothschild obviously felt that there were a lot of things under the family ‘rug’ that should never see the light of day).
The mighty strength of the House of Rothschild was based on a variety of important factors:
(A) Complete secrecy resulting from total family control of all business dealings;
(B) An uncanny, one could almost say a supernatural ability to see what lay ahead and to take full advantage of it. The whole family was driven by an insatiable lust for the accumulation of wealth and power, and
(C) Total ruthlessness in all business dealings.
The Rothschilds formed no true friendships or alliances. Their associates were but mere acquaintances who were used to further the interests of the House of Rothschild, and then thrown on the garbage heap of history when they had served their purpose or outlived their usefulness.
An anonymous contemporary described Nathan Rothschild as he leaned against the ‘Rothschild Piller’ at the London Stock Exchange, hung his heavy hands into his pockets, and began to release silent, motionless, implacable cunning:
“Eyes are usually called the windows of the soul. But in Rothschild’s case you would conclude that the windows are false ones, or that there was no soul to look out of them. There comes not one pencil of light from the interior, neither is there one gleam of that which comes from without reflected in any direction. The whole puts you in mind of an empty skin, and you wonder why it stands upright without at least something in it. By and by another figure comes up to it.
It then steps two paces aside, and the most inquisitive glance that you ever saw, and a glance more inquisitive than you would ever have thought of, is drawn out of the fixed and leaden eye, as if one were drawing a sword from a scabbard.
The visiting figure, which has the appearance of coming by accident and not by design, stops just a second or two, in the course of which looks are exchanged which, though you cannot translate, you feel must be of most important meaning. After these the eyes are sheathed up again, and the figure resumes its stony posture.
During the morning numbers of visitors come, all of whom meet with a similar reception and vanish in a similar manner. Last of all the figure itself vanishes, leaving you utterly at a loss.
From the same authoritative source we learn that “on Saturday evenings, when prayer was done at the synagogue, Mayer would inveigle the rabbi into his house. They would bend towards one another on the green upholstery, sipping slowly at a glass of wine and argue about first and last things deep into the night. Even on work days…Mayer…was apt to tare down the big book of the Talmud and recite from it…while the entire family must sit stock still and listen” (p. 31).
It could be said of the Rothschilds that the “family that preys together stays together.” And prey they did! Morton states that it is difficult for the average person to “comprehend Rothschild nor even the reason why he having so much, wanted to conquer more.” All five brothers were imbued with this same spirit of cunning and conquest.
The truth of this statement is demonstrated by another passage from Frederic Morton’s book. He relates how, in 1806, Napoleon declared that it was his “object to remove the house of Hess-Cassel from rulership and to strike it out of the list of powers.”
“Thus Europe’s mightiest man decreed erasure of the rock on which the new Rothschild firm had been built. Yet, curiously, the bustle didn’t diminish at the house of the [Red] Shield…. Rothschilds still sat, avid and impenetrable, portfolios wedged between body and arm.
“They saw neither peace nor war, neither slogans or manifestos, nor orders of the day, neither death nor glory. They saw none of the things that blinded the world. They saw only steppingstones. Prince William had been one. Napoleon would be the next” (pp. 38,39).
‘Curious’? Not exactly!
The House of Rothschild was helping to finance the French dictator and, as a result, had free access to French markets at all times. Some years later, when both France and England were blockading each other’s coast lines, the only merchants who were allowed to freely run the blockades were – yes, you guessed it, the Rothschilds. They were financing both sides!
“The efficiency which powered Mayer’s sons brought on enormous economic spring cleaning: a sweeping away of fiscal dead wood; a renovation of old credit structures and an invention of new ones; a formation – implicit in the sheer existence of five different Rothschild banks in five different countries – of fresh money channels via clearing-houses; a method of replacing the old unwieldy shipping of gold bullion by a worldwide system of debits and credits.
“One of the greatest contributions was Nathan’s new technique for floating international loans. He didn’t much care to receive dividends in all sorts of strange and cumbersome currencies.
“Now Nathan attracted him – the most powerful investment source of the nineteenth century – by making foreign bonds payable in Pounds Sterling” (p. 96).
THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO
As the wealth and power of the Rothschilds grew in size and influence so did their intelligence gathering network. They had their ‘agents’ strategically located in all the capitals and trading centers of Europe, gathering and developing various types of intelligence. Like most family exploits, it was based on a combination of very hard work and sheer cunning.
Their unique spy system started out when ‘the boys’ began sending messages to each other through a networh of couriers. Soon it developed into something much more elaborate, effective and far reaching. It was a spy network par excellence. Its stunning speed and effectiveness gave the Rothschilds a clear edge in all their dealings on an international level.
“Rothschild coaches careened down the highways; Rothschild boats set sail across the Channel; Rothschild agents were swift shadows along the streets. They carried cash, securities, letters and news. Above all, news – the latest exclusive news to be vigorously processed at stock market and commodity bourse. “And there was no news more precious than the outcome at Waterloo…” (The Rothschilds p. 94).
Upon the battle of Waterloo depended the future of the European continent. If the Grande Armee of Napoleon emerged victorious France would be undisputed master of all she surveyed on the European front. If Napoleon was crushed into submission England would hold the balance of power in Europe and would be in a position to greatly expand its sphere of influence.
Historian John Reeves, a Rothschild partisan, reveals in his book The Rothschilds, Financial Rulers of the Nations, 1887, page 167, that “one cause of his [Nathan’s] success was the secrecy with which he shrouded, and the tortuous policy with which he misled those who watched him the keenest.”
There were vast fortunes to be made – and lost – on the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo. The Stock Exchange in London was at fever pitch as traders awaited news of the outcome of this battle of the giants. If Britain lost, English consuls would plummet to unprecedented depths. If Britain was victorioug, the value of the consul would leap to dizzying new heights.
As the two huge armies closed in for their battle to the death, Nathan Rothschild had his agents working feverishly on both sides of the line to gather the most accurate possible information as the battle proceeded. Additional Rothschild agents were on hand to carry the intelligence bulletins to a Rothschild command post strategically located nearby.
Late on the afternoon of June 15, 1815, a Rothschild representative jumped on board a specially chartered boat and headed out into the channel in a hurried dash for the English coast. In his possession was a top secret report from Rothschild’s secret service agents on the progress of the crucial battle. This intelligence data would prove indispensable to Nathan in making some vital decisions.
The special agent was met at Folkstone the following morning at dawn by Nathan Rothschild himself. After quickly scanning the highlights of the report Rothschild was on his way again, speeding towards London and the Stock Exchange.
Arriving at the Exchange amid frantic speculation on the outcome of the battle, Nathan took up his usual position beside the famous ‘Rothschild Pillar.’ Without a sign of emotion, without the slightest change of facial expression the stony-faced, flint eyed chief of the House of Rothschild gave a predetermined signal to his agents who were stationed nearby.
Rothschild agents immediately began to dump consuls on the market. As hundred of thousands of dollars worth of consuls poured onto the market their value started to slide. Then they began to plummet.
Nathan continued to lean against ‘his’ pillar, emotionless, expressionless. He continued to sell, and sell and sell. Consuls kept on falling. Word began to sweep through the Stock Exchange: “Rothschild knows.” “Rothschild knows.” “Wellington has lost at Waterloo.”
The selling turned into a panic as people rushed to unload their ‘worthless’ consuls or paper money for gold and silver in the hope of retaining at least part of their wealth. Consuls continued their nosedive towards oblivion. After several hours of feverish trading the consul lay in ruins. It was selling for about five cents on the dollar.
Nathan Rothschild, emotionless as ever, still leaned against his pillar. He continued to give subtle signals. But these signals were different. They were so bubtly different that only the highly trained Rothschild agents could detect the change. On the cue from their boss, dozens of Rothschild agents made their way to the order desks around the Exchange and bought every consul in sight for just a ‘song’!
A short time later the ‘official’ news arrived in the British capital. England was now the master of the European scene.
Within seconds the consul skyrocketed to above its original value. As the significance of the British victory began to sink into the public consciousness, the value of consuls rose even higher.
Napoleon had ‘met his Waterloo.’ Nathan had bought control of the British economy. Overnight, his already vast fortune was multiplied twenty times over.
Owing to Napoleon’s seizure of Holland in 1803, the leaders of the anti-Napoleonic league chose Frankfort as a financial center where-from to obtain the sinews of war.
After the battle of Jena in 1806 the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel fled to Denmark, where he had already deposited much of his wealth through the agency of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, leaving in the hands of the latter specie and works of art of the value of 600,000 pounds.
According to legend, these were hidden away in wine-casks, and, escaping the search of Napoleon’s soldiers when they entered Frankfort, were restored intact in the same casks in 1814, when the elector returned to his electorate (see Marbot, “Memoirs,” 1891, i. 310-311).
The facts are somewhat less romantic, and more business-like. Rothschild, so far from being in danger, was on such good terms with Napoleon’s nominee, Prince Dalberg, that he had been made in 1810 a member of the Electoral College of Darmstadt.
The elector’s money had been sent to Nathan in London, who in 1808 utilized it to purchase 800,000 pounds worth of gold from the East India Company, knowing that it would be needed for Wellington’s Peninsular campaign.
He made no less than four profits on this: (1) on the sale of Wellington’s paper, (2) on the sale of the gold to Wellington, (3) on its repurchase, and (4) on forwarding it to Portugal. This was the beginning of the great fortunes of the house.
CLEAN UP IN FRANCE
Following their crushing defeat at Waterloo, the French struggled to get back on their feet financially. In 1817 they negotiated a substantial loan from the prestigious French banking house of Ouvrard and from the well-known bankers Baring Brothers of London. The Rothschilds had been left on the outside looking in.
The following year the French government was in need of another loan. As the bonds issued in 1817 with the help of Ouvrard and Baring Brothers were increasing in value on the Paris market, and in other European financial centers, it appeared certain that the French governmant would retain the services of these two distinguished banking houses.
The Rothschild brothers tried most of the gimmicks in their vast repertoire to influence the French government to give them the business. Their efforts were in vain.
The French aristocrats, who prided themselves on their elegance and superior breeding, viewed the Rothschilds as mere peasants, upstarts who needed to be kept in their place. The fact that the Rothschilds had vast financial resources, lived in the most luxurious homes and were attired in the most elegant and expensive clothes obtainable cut no ice with the highly class conscious French nobility.
The Rothschilds were viewed as uncouth – lacking in social graces. If we are to believe most historical accounts, their appraisal of the first generation Rothschilds was probably valid.
One major piece of armament in the Rothschild arsenal the French had overlooked or ignored – their unprecedented cunning in the use and manipulation of money.
On November 5, 1818, something very unexpected occurred. After a year of steady appreciation the value of the French government bonds began to fall. With each passing day the decline in their value became more pronounced. Within a short space of time other government securities began to suffer too.
The atmosphere in the court of Louis XVIII was tense. Grim faced aristocrats pondered the fate of the country. They hoped for the best but feared the worst!
The only people around the French court who weren’t deeply concerned were James and Karl Rothschild. They smiled – but said nothing!
Slowly a sneaking suspicion began to take shape in the minds of some onlookers. Could those Rothschild brothers be the cause of the nation’s economic woes? Could they have secretly manipulated the bond market and engineered the panic?
They had! During October 1818, Rothschild agents, using their masters’ limitless reserves, had bought huge quantities of the French government bonds issued through their rivals Ouvrard and Baring Brothers. This caused the bonds to increase in value. Then, on November 5th, they began to dump the bonds in huge quantities on the open market in the main commercial centers of Europe, throwing the market into a panic.
Suddenly the scene in the Aix palace changed. The Rothschilds, who were patiently biding their time and waiting quietly in an ante room, were ushered into the presence of the king. They were now he center of attention.
Their clothes were now the height of fashion.
“Their money [was] the darling of the best borrowers.”
The Rothschilds had gained control of France…and control is the name of the game!
Benjamin Disraeli, who was the prime minister of Britain, wrote a novel titled Coningsby. The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 10, pp. 501, 5O2 describes the book as “an ideal portrait” of the Rothschild Empire. Disraeli characterized Nathan (in conjunction with his four brothers ) as “the lord and master of the money markets of the world, and of course virtally lord and master of everything else. He literally held the revenues of southern Italy in pawn, and monarchs and ministers of all countries courted his advice and were guided by his suggestions.”
The financial coups performed by the Rothschilds in England in 1815, and in France three years later, are just two of the many they have staged worldwide over the years.
There has, however, been a major change in the tactics used to fleece the public of their hard earned money. From being brazenly open in their use and exploitation of people and nations, the Rothschilds have shrunk from the limelight and now operate through and behind a wide variety of fronts.
Their ‘modern’ approach is explained by biographer Frederic Morton: “Rothschilds love to glisten. But to the sorrow of the socially ambitious, Rothschilds glisten only in camera, for and among their own kind.
“Their penchant for reticence seems to have grown in recent generations. The founder of the house enjoined it a long time ago; but some of his sons, while storming Europe’s innermost bastions of power, wrapped their hands around every weapon, including the rawest publicity.
Today the family grooms the inaudibility and invisibility of its presence. As a result, some believe that little is left apart from a great legend. And the Rothschilds are quite content to let legend be their public relations.
“Though they control scores of industrial, commercial, mining and tourist corporations, not one bears the name Rothschild. Being private partnerships, the family houses never need to, and never do, publish a single public balance sheet, or any other report of their financial condition” (The Rothschilds. pp. 18, 19).
Throughout their long history the Rothschilds have gone to great lengths to create the impression that they operate within the framework of ‘democracy.’ This posture is calculated to deceive, to lead people away from the fact that their real aim is the elimination of all competition and the creation of a world-wide monopoly. Hiding behind a multitude of ‘fronts’ they have done a masterful job of deception.
THE VIENNA CONNECTION
Born on September 9, 1774 at Frankfurt-am-Main in Frankfort, Germany, the Austrian banker, Freiherr (Baron) J.J. de H. Salomon Mayer von Rothschild was the second son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812) and Gutlé Schnapper (1753–1849). Salomon married Caroline Stern (1782-1854) in 1800 and together they had one son and daughter:
Anselm Salomon (1803–1874)
Betty Salomon (1805–1886)
At the age of 42, Salomon Mayer left his hometown of Frankfort (1816) and moved to Vienna Austria and there created the second dynastic house of the Rothschilds. It must be noted that the city of Vienna probably had the second largest Jewish population in Europe. There Salomon became fully immersed in the financial expansion of the Austrian Empire.
Salomon Mayer was the originator of the Austrian banking giant called the Kaiser Ferdinands Nordbahn in 1836 plus numerous other financial enterprises: the Austrian state loans of 1823, 1829, and 1842; the coal-mines of Witkowitz; and the asphalt lake of Dalmatia. He was so well accepted that in 1815, he was knighted by the Crown of Austria, and became a Freiherr (equivalent to an English Baron). As part of his national fame in Austria, he began to acquire extensive landed properties; Oderberg, Hultschin, and Schillersdorf.
Alois Hitler / Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 reputedly to Alois Hitler (1837–1903) that was reported in the first parts of this series, titled, “Fuehrer Adolf Hitler was the Grandson of Freiherr Salomon Mayer von Rothschild, the head of the Viennese Rothschild Banking Dynasty”.
If so, this could have made Adolf Hitler one of the dynastic male-to-male descendants of the famous Jewish banking family that reputedly owns 50% of the wealth of the world.
In one of the most mysterious sagas of human history, it is now believed that Alois Hitler was the illegitimate son of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (September 9, 1774, Frankfurt/Main – July 28, 1855, Paris) by an illicit relationship with his Jewish maid and housekeeper, Maria Anna Schicklgruber.
Out of this union came the angry, sullen child known in history as Alois Hitler, the father of Adolf Hitler, the future Fuehrer of the Third Reich of Germany called Nazi Germany.
“This family portrayal gives us a new picture of the life of Adolf Hitler with the Viennese dynastic banking family of the Rothschilds, the descendants of the Austrian banker, Freiherr (Baron) J.J. de H. Salomon Mayer von Rothschild, and the Jewish population in Vienna, the largest community of Jews on the European continent. Today the total wealth of the dynastic Jewish Rothschild family dynasty is estimated to be fifty percent of all the wealth in the world.”
Solomon von Rothschild personal wealth was legendary including his numerous properties and the investments he made in art and antiquities. Yet, by the years surrounding the Revolutions in 1848 in the regions controlled by the Habsburg dynasty, the public moods in Austria was shifting against the Rothschild family dynasty.
When Metternich fell, the insider political clout of Salomon von Rothschild as considerably diminished. The Revolutions of 1848 and the subsequent economic collapse severely impacted the Rothschild’s fortunes including the House of Vienna. Yet, there would be two more major events to come; the 2) Great Depression of the 1930s and the 3) fall of Austria to Germany’s Nazism.
With pressure from “The Family”, the now 74-year-old Viennese magnate, twelve years after his purported tryst with his household maid, Maria Anna Schicklgruber, and the subsequent birth of Alois Schicklgruber Hitler potentially changed the entire fortune of the Jewish Rothschild tycoon of Vienna. Freiherr Salomon Meyer Rothschild was forced to resign in 1849 in a raucous intra-family dynastic battle that ended up transferring his estate to his son, Anselm von Rothschild to take over the family banking business in Vienna.
The aging banking magnate left Vienna never to return and retired to Paris where he died in 1855. Upon his death, his bank was in the hands of his son, Anselm and portions of Salomon’s vast Italian and French Renaissance art collection along with later 18th century art was donated to the Louvre including two paintings by Carlo Dolci.
The heir to the Viennese House of the Rothschilds, Baron Anselm Salomon von Rothschild (January 29, 1803 – July 27, 1874) became the head of the Vienna branch of the Rothschild family. He was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to baron Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774-1855) and his wife Caroline (1782-1854).
In 1826 he married his cousin Charlotte Nathan Rothschild née Rothschild (1807-1859), daughter of Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) from the London branchof the family whose portrait titles the first page of this article. Together they had eight children that included three living sons, Nathaniel Anselm, Ferdinand James, and Albert Salomon Rothschild:
Mathilde Hannah von Rothschild (1832-1924)
Nathaniel Anselm (1836-1905)
Ferdinand James (1839-1898)
Albert Salomon (1844-1911)
Alice Charlotte (1847-1922)
Anselm Salomon was involved in the creation of the Austrian Creditanstalt. His philanthropic pursuits included the Rothschild Hospital and he was noted as a prominent art collector. Upon his death in Vienna, the heir-to-be, the eldest living son, Baron Nathaniel von Rothschild (1836-1905), was expected to have inherited the family banking business in Vienna, the S M von Rothschild, yet his father, Anselm felt that he was irresponsible, extravagant and unfit to extend the wealth and influence of the Rothschild dynasty.
The Zion of the Rothschild House of Vienna went instead to the youngest son, Baron Albert Salomon von Rothschild (1847-1922). Anselm Rothschild. Consider the implications of this action. Alois Hitler was reputedly sired by the wealthy iconic banker in Vienna, Salomon Mayer Rothschild, but he was never acknowledged as Salomon Rothschild’s son. Neither did Alois Hitler participate in the inheritance of Salomon Mayer Rothschild’s vast estate.
Rather than going into business, Nathaniel Anselm Rothschild spent his life as a socialite who built mansions and collected works of art. He built the Palais Rothschild at 14-16 Theresianumgasse in Vienna where his large collection of art was on display. In 1880, he purchased Enzesfeld Castle with its vast property from Graf Schönburg-Hartenstein. He also had Hinterleiten Palace in Reichenau an der Rax erected in 1887.
On his father’s death in 1874, he and brother Ferdinand inherited most of the family’s real estate and art collection while the family business went to brother Albert who successfully carried on the financial empire. Ferdinand took his inheritance and left Vienna and moved back to England where he became an English art collector, a member of the prominent Rothschild family of bankers and was a Liberal English MP for Aylesbury who sat on the House of Commons between the years of 1885 until his death in 1898.
He married the cousin, Evelina de Rothschild (1839–1866), the daughter of Lionel de Rothschild (1808–1879) who with the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour changed forever the destiny of the Jewish people. With the British Balfour Declaration, a pathway for the reuniting of the Jewish people with the Land of Israel became a living dream and reality.
The Most Famous of the Rothschild Estates; Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, home of Ferdinand James Anselm Freiherr von Rothschild and Evelina Rothschild
Ferdinand von Rothschild died childless at Waddesdon Manor at the age of 59 for both his son and daughter died premature deaths. He was buried next to his wife in the elegant Rothschild Mausoleum in the Jewish Cemetery at West Ham.
The Ferdinand art collection included:
The Renaissance objects d’arts from the Manor House that was donated to the British Museum as the “Waddesdon Bequest”;
The Holy Thorn Reliquary was a highlight of the collection, though its distinguished provenance was still unknown.
He willed the Manor to Alice Charlotte von Rothschild, his unmarried younger sister and thence to their nephew, James Armand de Rothschild, who in turn bequeathed it to the National Trust.
The Viennese Palaces of the Rothschilds
Over the years, five Palaces owned by the Rothschilds were built in Vienna. They included the:
Palais Albert Rothschild – the First of the Five Rothschild Palaces in Vienna
Palace of Freiherr Albert von Rothschild at Prinz-Eugen-Straße 20-22, in the IV (Wieden) district of Vienna, built over the Estate Palace of Salomon von Rothschild
Palais Albert Rothschild was built over the palatial estate of Freiherr Salomon von Rothschild by Salomon’s grandson, Baron Albert von Rothschild, the inheritor of the family banking business. A small secret of the family was that Albert von Rothschild, the son of Anselm von Rothschild lived in the palatial estate with his grandfather Salomon Mayer von Rothschild in the year 1848.
This was only 11 years after the birth of Albert Rothschild’s uncle and his father, Baron Anselm von Rothschild’s half-brother, Alois Hitler; the illegitimate son of Freiherr Salomon. This “fact” will spell out the Rothschild fortunes and tragedies later in World War II.
Forty two years later, it took the grandson, Baron Albert von Rothschild to tear down the house that fondled the memories of that ignoble deed done by his grandfather earlier. On the same grounds, he rebuild between 1879 and 1884 a Neo-Renaissance “hôtel particulier” palace which was more like the English mediaeval “Inn” or the Townhouse of a Nobleman as opposed to the Maison (Mansion House) that was built as part of a row of houses that shared party walls with other adjoining mansions.
This palatial mansion included a three-sided courtyard called the cour d’Honneur including gardens like Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles in Paris which bordered on Plößlgasse. Like Grandpa Salomon’s mansion, this palace was also secluded from the public’s view.
The dominating feature of this Rothschild Palace was the enormous marble staircase adorned with mirrors, paintings and globelins. Nearby was the ballroom and salons with painted artistically designed ceilings richly decorated with gold leaf, crystal chandeliers, parquet floors of rare woods Louis-Seize styled furniture.
Constructed within a niche between the ballroom and one of the salons was large mechanical pinned cylinder “orchestrion” that played like a pipe organ but sounded like an orchestra or a band. Even more unique was a small observatory plus numerous telescopes with which Baron Rothschild could observe the Viennese sky.
Serving as the private residence of the Rothshild’s dynastic home, it was also where Baron Albert conducted his banking business with opulence that created a statement of his social and financial international clout.
Palais Rothschild (Prinz-Eugen-Straße) – The Palais Rothschild (at Prinz-Eugen-Straße 26) is a former palatial house in Vienna, one of five Palais Rothschild in the city owned by members of the Rothschild banking family of Austria.
Fuehrer Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Revenge to his Rothschild Cousins
The Salomon Rothschild business empire was passed down to the next generation and then on March 13, 1938, the unbelievable now became a reality. Called the Anschluss of Austria, the German Nazi came to Austria to claim what they called their own; the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. It was the “Heim ins Reich” (Home of the Reich) movement, that Adolf Hitler was sending out the international call to all ethnic
German peoples living outside of the Third Reich in Germany to set the political stage within their homelands to bring these regions back into a Greater Germany. This included all the regions that Germany had been ceded or given up after World War I with the Treaty of Versailles. Though the reunion of Austria and Germany was specifically prohibited by the Versailles Treaty, it was Hitler’s intention to keep moving on and including other regions farther away that had sizable German populations such as the Sudetenland in the Czech Republic.
The final subjection of the independent Nation of Czechoslovakia is today seen as a model of what the European and American powers are seeking to do today within the center of the Land of Israel.
The “Quartet” is seeking to form an independent state for the Palestinian people, just as Hitler and the German Nazi regime sought in Czechoslovakia in a well planned coup d’etet by the Austrian Nazi Party. The planned referendum on March 13 for the Czech people to vote for their independence was taken a day earlier in Vienna. The Nazis cancelled the referendum just as the German Wehrmacht troops entered Austria.
It was the Anschluss of Austria that initiated the first major military movement by Adolf Hitler for the creation of a Greater German Reich. And it was the Austrian Viennese House of the Rothschilds that had the most to lose in the Nazi German invasion of Austria. It would be a Sabbatical Week of years, a full seven years before the Nation of Austria would regain her full sovereignty.
The Rothschilds quickly fled to escape the Nazi Revolution. As the Anschluss invasion was in force, Baron Louis Nathaniel von Rothschild was at the airport in Aspern when he was apprehended and arrested and taken into the custody by the Nazis for one reason; he was a Jew. He was held in prison for a year and finally released after a substantial but undocumented ransom by the Rothschild family.
It was the son of Albert Salomon von Rothschild, Louis Nathan who built the spectacular Viennese palace called the Palais Rothschild that housed at least two generations of Rothschild art collections and antiquities. While imprisoned, Louis Nathan Rothschild was visited by Heinreich Himmler, who apparently was impressed to the fact that he ordered that the prison conditions be improved with better furniture and sanitation facilities.
Even Queen Mary of the United Kingdom and the Duke of Windsor sent an appeal to Hitler, but the Rothschild heir was kept interned at Vienna’s Hotel Metropole while the German government began to dismantle and expropriate his banking and financial businesses until the property was put under supervision of a German commissioner.
Sometime after July 1938, about a year later in March 1939, Louis Nathan von Rothschild was finally allowed to leave Austria. His Austrian passport was taken away from him and now a “penniless man” he left Austria and went into exile in England.
The main family palace the Palais Albert Rothschild was commandeered by the Gestapo to be used as its Vienna headquarters. Within the palace the infamous “Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung” was set up to “organize the immigration if the Jewish people from Austria. Covertly, the Gestapo headquarters were used to train soldiers hold all the Austria Jews as ransom while at the same time they were stripping their home and possession and valuables while dangling the prospect of receiving an emigration permit to leave the country.
Even more so, Hitler was setting up the government intelligence force to gather all the treasures of the Rothschilds, including their vast estates of classic paintings of the masters, statutes of renowned sculptures, golden furnishings, ancient military armor and numismatic coins. In fact, Louis Nathan von Rothschild was eventually sent to the Dachau concentration camp and with his detention there, he was released only when his father, Baron Albert von Rothschild under force signed his consent for his brother’s release from Dachau, plus their safe passage from Austrian by giving up all rights to his art collections and Rothschild assets in Austria to the German Government.
As the fortunes of the Austrian Rothschilds were being quickly divested from their vast estates, it was a warning by Adolf Hitler to the rest of the Rothschilds in Europe that they were next. Eichmann was in Vienna to personally direct the relocation of the vast collections that were confiscated in that august city. In total there were 163 different collections that were worth 93 billion Reichsmark (RM) that the Nazi government took possession.
Of this vast estate, 269 painting that were chosen for their unique value and prominence and later 122 were selected by Hitler to be included in Hitler’s museum of fine art in Linz, where Hitler spent most of his youth when he left Vienna as a young boy. Here in this city, Hitler envisioned that it would become the cultural center of the Third Reich.
The Rothschild palace and estate was totally destroyed. The palace, plundered extensively of any ornamentation was converted into a postal and telegram office. The palace, the gardens and the entire estate of the Rothschilds was expropriated to the Austrian government with proviso that a pension fund would be set up for all former Rothschild employees tagged to the pension scale of the Austrian civil servants. The palace was completely torn down, and the woodwork, the fireplaces, the chandeliers were sold off by the auction house Dorotheum at drastically reduced prices.
An Italian investor bought the enormous staircase plus the pillars of marble. The ornate iron fence, grillwork in the window was all sold for scrap. The rich gilded stucco was torn down, and the large orchestrion was partially destroyed and placed in the Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The palace itself had to be dynamited to the ground, because it was construction for permanence.
It is important for us to comprehend how personal this war, triggered by the Rothschild financiers in Europe, was felt by Adolf Hitler, the grandson of the Austrian banker, Salomon Meyer von Rothschild, as we read this “famous quote” by the German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler:
Adolf Hitler – January 30, 1939
“Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!”
Thus began the methodical dismantling of the Jewish community; one of the oldest communities on the European continent. Called the “Endlösung”, the Final Solution was resurrected in Austria. It began with the systematic destruction of the Austrian Jews with the forced Jewish emigration to the concentration camps for later murder and annihilation.
So how long have the Jewish people been in Austria? This answer to that question in part includes another question; of how long has the Jewish prayer, “Shema Yisra’el”, been a part of the Judaism and the religious cultural history of the chosen people called the Jews? It was in 2008, along the Austrian border with Hungary at Halbturn, a team of archeologists discovered a 3rd century amulet in the form of a gold Torah scroll with the Hebrew words of the Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael, (Hear, O Israel! The L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One).
So with the returning Roman legions that participated in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple in the First Jewish–Roman War, there also came the first Jews that were brought as slaves to Italy. Many were then transported upwards to Austria in the 1st century CE. This may have been the most immense immigration of the “First Jews” to Austria. It also gives a clear perspective of the antiquity of this ancient Jewish prayer that has kept the national faith of Judaism alive in the hearts and minds of this remnant of the House of Jacob.
The first visible presence of a Jewish community in the city of Vienna began in the 12th century when two synagogues were built in Vienna. At that same time also came a big influx of Jewish settlers that were absorbed into the Jewish culture of Vienna from Bavaria and from along the Rhineland.
Out of the Holocaust of the Jews by the German Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, the Jews were almost extinguished in Europe, but the loud cry of the archangels in heaven resounded throughout the entire European continent, “My people, Come Home!” To this day, in 2001, the last year of the Austrian statistics, the Austrian population was 1.550 million with 6,998 Jews representing 0.5% of the Austrian population.
Unknown to most, who like Eric Jon Phelps, in his interview titled the “Black Pope” blames most of the wars in Europe in the 16th to the 20th century not upon the Vatican but upon the Jesuits, or rather the Jesuit General. The Jesuits are called the “Force” and the protectorate of the “White Pope”. Yet is appears that the Rothschild family were equally involved or in collaboration with the Vatican for they also were the bankers of the popes and appeared also be agents in fomenting these wars including World War I and World War II.
WOW! Hiter a Rothschild! talk about revenge for what his grandfather did to him!
This raises another Question? Was Hitlers plan two fold, seems like it dont u think !
World domination, Family Fued or Revenge!
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