International Jewish vengeance against the Russian aristocracy, leading the way to “secure a field for Jewish exploitation of Russia”
I once heard the extremely intelligent, witty and erudite celebrity Stephen Fry once ridiculing the idea that extremely wealthy and top international Jewish capitalists and financiers could possibly have co-operated with and supported Jewish communist revolutionaries. He ridiculed it as a bizarre and ridiculous anti-semitic hate trope promulgated by paranoid conspiracy theorists who see the hand of jews everywhere. (Incidentally, Stephen Fry self-identifies as a 'Jew'.
Capitalist Jews and Communist Jews in cahoots? Puh! What prejudicial anti-Jewish nonsense! How is that possible?
On the face of it, it seems an eminently reasonable position to take: how could communists and capitalists come together on any platform, scheme, conspiracy or mutually beneficial endeavour?
The reality remains that international capitalist Jews in Sweden, America, Britain, Switzerland and elsewhere DID
— to assist the Entente's (Britain's, France's and Russia's) defeat of Germany in WW1 in order to be granted land for Israel in the British administered Mandate of Palestine (Balfour declaration);
— to help revolutionary Jews defeat and eliminate the Romanov dynasty in Tsarist Russia;
— and co-operated with Soviet Communist Jews to defeat Germany after Hitler and the NSDAP successfully identified, removed and reversed Jewish dominance, corruption and control of Germany.
Wickham Steed, the editor of the London Times... reported that Jacob Schiff and Felix Warburg, the New York bankers, were “prime movers” to bolster the Trotsky regime to “secure a field for exploitation of Russia.”
-- Westbrook Pegler, Reading Eagle, 17th May 1961
was a Jewish banker/ financier and a leader on Wall Street from 1880 to 1920. That this period became known as the ‘Schiff era’ is indicative of his prominent position. He was heavily involved in all major Jewish issues of the day, and became especially involved in the concerns of Russian Jews under the Tsar.
Little Jacob Schiff far right, standing next to Mayor Gaynor of New York
Jacob Schiff [born 1847]
was raised, educated and worked in Jewish banks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was born into a reasonably wealthy Ashkenazi Jewish rabbinical family that had lived in Frankfurt since 1370. His father, Moses Schiff, was a broker for the Rothschilds. Jacob emigrated to America after their American civil war in 1865 and worked as a broker on Wall Street. In 1872 he returned to Germany to manage a Jewish bank for two years before returning to New York, America in 1874 to work in another.
Below is an excerpt from a long account, written just one week ago, by an American Jew of his discovery that Jacob Schiff spent approximately $2 billion dollars in todays currency to support Bolshevik revolution in Russia against the Tsar and the Romanov monarchy.
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Perhaps the most utterly explosive and totally suppressed aspect of the close relationship between Jews and Communism regards the claims that Jacob Schiff and other top international Jewish bankers were among the leading financial backers of the Bolshevik Revolution
...all historians know perfectly well that the Bolshevik leaders were overwhelmingly Jewish, with three of the five revolutionaries Lenin named as his plausible successors coming from that background.
Although only around 4% of Russia’s population was Jewish, a few years ago Vladimir Putin stated that Jews constituted perhaps 80-85% of the early Soviet government, an estimate fully consistent with the contemporaneous claims of Winston Churchill, Times of London correspondent Robert Wilton, and the officers of American Military Intelligence.
Recent books by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Yuri Slezkine, and others have all painted a very similar picture. And prior to World War II, Jews remained enormously over-represented in the Communist leadership, especially dominating the Gulag administration and the top ranks of the dreaded NKVD.
. I spent nearly all of my life regarding these vague rumours as such obvious absurdities that they merely demonstrated the lunatic anti-Semitism infesting the nether-regions of Far Right anti-Communist movements, thereby fully confirming the theme of Richard Hofstadter’s famous book The Paranoid Style in American Politics
Indeed, the Schiff
accusations [seemed] so totally ridiculous that they were never even once mentioned in the hundred-odd books on the history of the Bolshevik Revolution and Soviet Communism that I read during the 1970s and 1980s.
Therefore, it came as an enormous shock when I discovered that the claims were not only probably correct, but had been almost universally accepted as true throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
For example, The “Jewish Threat
” by Joseph W. Bendersky summarizes his years of archival research and he documents that Schiff’s
financial support for the Bolsheviks was widely reported in the American Military Intelligence files of the period, with British Intelligence taking the same position.
Kenneth D. Ackerman’s 2016 study Trotsky in New York, 1917
describes much the same material. In 1925, the British Guardian published this information and it was soon widely discussed and accepted throughout the 1920s and 1930s by numerous major international media outlets. Naomi W. Cohen’s 1991 hagiographic volume Jacob Schiff
devotes several pages to summarising the various stories of Schiff’s
strong Bolshevik ties that had earlier been published in leading American periodicals.
Little Jacob Schiff in top hat out walking with his wife
Writing nearly a century after the events under discussion, these three Jewish authors casually dismiss all the numerous accounts they provide by highly-credible observers — American and British Intelligence officers and prominent international journalists — as merely demonstrating the delusional nature of the extreme anti-Semitism that had infected so much of the world in those bygone days. Yet most serious historians would surely place far greater weight upon contemporaneous evidence than upon the personal opinions of those writers who happen to gather together that material evidence generations afterward.
Henry Wickham Steed
was one of the foremost journalists of his era, and he had served as editor of the Times of London
, the world’s most authoritative newspaper. A couple of years after his retirement, he published his lengthy personal memoirs, now conveniently online, which contain the following very intriguing passages:
Henry Wickham Steed wrote:Potent international financial interests were at work in favour of the immediate recognition of the Bolshevists. Those influences had been largely responsible for the Anglo-American proposal in January to call Bolshevist representatives to Paris at the beginning of the Peace Conference — a proposal which had failed after having been transformed into a suggestion for a Conference with the Bolshevists at Prinkipo. The well-known American Jewish banker, Mr. Jacob Schiff, was known to be anxious to secure recognition for the Bolshevists…
…the prime movers were Jacob Schiff, Warburg, and other international financiers, who wished above all to bolster up the Jewish Bolshevists in order to secure a field for German and Jewish exploitation of Russia.
own family later confirmed this widely-accepted history. The February 3, 1949 Knickerbocker
column of the New York Journal-American, then one of the city’s leading newspapers, reported the account:
“Today it is estimated by Jacob’s
grandson, John Schiff
, that the old man sank about 20,000,000 dollars for the final triumph of Bolshevism in Russia.”
The present-day value of the figure quoted is probably some $2 billion, a very substantial sum.
Despite this enormous volume of convincing evidence, for the next half-century or more, Schiff
’s name almost entirely vanished from all mainstream texts on Soviet Communism. As I wrote last year:
In 1999, Harvard University published the English edition of The Black Book of Communism, whose six co-authors devoted 850 pages to documenting the horrors inflicted upon the world by that defunct system, which had produced a total death toll they reckoned at 100 million.
I have never read that book and I have often heard that the alleged body-count has been widely disputed. But for me the most remarkable detail is that when I examine the 35 page index, I see a vast profusion of entries for totally obscure individuals whose names are surely unknown to all but the most erudite specialist. But there is no entry for Jacob Schiff, the world-famous Jewish banker who apparently financed the creation of the whole system in the first place. Nor one for Olaf Aschberg, the powerful Jewish banker in Sweden, who played such an important role in providing the Bolsheviks a financial life-line during the early years of their threatened regime, and even founded the first Soviet international bank.
Excerpt from 'American Pravda: How Hitler Saved the Allies
' by Ron Unz
http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda ... he-allies/
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