High Finance

by Der Stürmer

Part I


„Under the pressure of international finance the atmosphere in Europe became very congested. Instead of using the huge money resources for cultural purposes, the international banking houses urged unlimited armaments of European States, and sometime deliberately precipitated military adventures. In this connection it is of interest to recall a statement of Israel Zangwill, the well-known Zionist leader, to the effect that it was Mr. Jacob Schiff who financed ‘the Japanese War against Russia,’ (See Israel Zangwill’s „The Problems of the Jewish Race,“ p. 14, The Judaic Publishing Company, New York). as well as another statement, that of Mr. George Kennan, revealing the fact that it was the same banker who financed the revolution among Russian war prisoners in Japan (Compare the report on a Socialist meeting held in Carnegie Hall on March 23, 1917, to celebrate the Russian Revolution, as recorded in the New York Times, March 24, 1917). Immense munition plants, such as Krupp and Szkoda, Poutiloff, and Manfred Weiss, Deutsch & Son, and Schneider, were all controlled directly or indirectly by high finance, forming part of the interlocking system. Nor should it be forgotten that the same group of cosmopolitan bankers invariably have given their support to varioius enterprises which helped the Central Powers to further their imperialistic plans. Thus, soon after the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, when the Dual Monarchy began her war preparations against Italy, it was this bankers’ group which loaned 300 million kronen for the expansion of the Austrian navy, with the result that the new battleships were christened by one part of the European press as „Rothschild dreadnaughts.“ (The World at the Cross Roads, Boris Brasol, pp. 11- 12).


„Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks, we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews, since Christians massacre each other and make more room for us Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest: The Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over 100-million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars, and the end is not yet.“ (Rabbi Reichorn, speaking at the funeral of Grand Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah, 1869, Henry Ford also noted that:It was a Jew who said, ‘Wars are the Jews’ harvest’; but no harvest is so rich as civil wars.’ The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem, Vol. III, p. 180).


„I fear the Jewish banks with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America. And use it to systematically corrupt modern civilization. The Jews will not hesitate to plunge the whole of Christendom into wars and chaos that the earth should become their inheritance.“ (Bismarck)


„…the main purveyors of funds for the revolution, however, were neither the crackpot Russian millionaires nor the armed bandits of Lenin. The ‘real’ money primarily came from certain British and American circles which for a long time past had lent their support to the Russian revolutionary cause…The important part played by the wealthy American Jewish Banker, Jacob Schiff, in the events in Russia…is no longer a secret.“ (Red Symphony, p. 252)


„Mr. Lawton, in one remark, throws a sidelight on the moving forces behind the revolution, which might suggest to him further investigation as to the origin of what has become a world movement. That movement cannot any longer be shrouded by superficial talk of the severity of the Russian regime, which is so favorite an excuse among our Socialists for the most atrocious action, of the Bolsheviks, who did not come into power till six months after Tsardom was ended: I wish to emphasize the paramount role which the power of money played in bringing about the Revolution. And here it may not be out of place to mention that well documented works have recently been published in France proving that neither Robespiere nor Danton were isolated figures upon the revolutionary stage, but that both were puppets of financial backers…

When the first revolution broke out Lenin was in Zurich, where he was financially helped by an old Swiss merchant, who later went to Russia to live as a permanent guest of the Revolution, and some time afterwards disappeared. If Lenin had not obeyed the orders of his pay-masters how long would he have remained in the land of the living?“ (The Patriot; The Secret Powers Behind Revolution, by Vicomte Léon De Poncins, pp. 168-169).


The influence of the Jews at the present time is more noticeable than ever. That they are at the head of European capitalism, we are all aware…In politics many of the Jews are in the front rank…That their excessive wealth, used as it has been, acts as a solvent influence in modern society cannot be questioned…But while on the one hand the Jews are thus beyond dispute the leaders of the plutocracy of Europe…another section of the same race (people) from the leaders of that revolutionary propaganda which is making way against that very capitalist class, representing their own fellow Jews. Jews, more than any other men…are acting as the leaders in the revolutionary movement which I have endeavored to trace.“ (Nineteenth Century, January, 1881, pp. 10-11, art. by H.M. Hyndman, entitled The Dawn of a Revolutionary Epoch).


„Some years ago a Jewish financier was reproached for pouring millions of dollars into Soviet Russia. ‘Have you,’ he tersely retorted, ‘ever visualized in your mind what would happen to our brethren in Russia should – God forbid – the Soviet regime collapse? the retaliatory measures would be terrible, apart form the outbursts of the avengeful populace.’ The fact remains that in Russia anti-Semitism obtains now in the same degree as in the Czarist days with the sole difference that now it is driven underground, which aggravates the malady.“ (The Patriot).


The constant wars which followed William’s accession had compelled the king to borrow large sums from the London merchants (Jews). Out of these loans sprang, first the National Debt, which was destined to grow, eventually by leaps and bounds, from less than a million of pounds up to so many hundred millions, that all thought of ever paying it is now given up. The second result was the organization of a company for the management of this colossal debt, the Bank of England.“ (D.H. Montgomery, The Leading Facts of English History, (1893) 2nd Edition, p. 288).


„The financial career of the Rothchilds is the key to the history of the Jewish Banking in the nineteenth century…The plan adopted by him of establishing branches in the more important European capitals, over which he placed his sons, was followed by other Jewish banking-houses…the influence of Jews on Banking…was due to the preliminary advantage given to them by their international position.“ (The Jewish Encyclopedia (1902), Vol. II, p. 492-93) {The other Jewish families that adopted the Rothschild plan of establishing local banking branches in European cities include: The Lazards, Sterns, Speyers, Seligmans, Warburgs and Leob families}.


„It was the Jews who first permitted kings to maintain costly armies of mercenaries. In Spain, it was largely the part of Jewish finance that allowed the king to defeat the Arabs.“ (Abram Leon, The Jewish Question, p. 166)


„Give me control of the money of a country and I care not who makes her laws.“ (Meyer Rothschild).


„The Rothschilds introduced the rule of money into European politics. The Rothschilds were the servants of money who undertook the reconstruction of the world as an image of money and its functions. Money and the employment of wealth have become the law of European life; we no longer have nations, but economic provinces.“ (New York Times, Professor Wilhelm, a German historian, July 8, 1937).


„Dear Sirs: A. Mr. John Sherman has written us from a town in Ohio, U.S.A., as to the profits that may be made in the National Banking business under a recent act of your Congress (National Bank Act of 1863), a copy of which act accompanied his letter. Apparently this act has been drawn upon the plan formulated here last summer by the British Bankers Association and by that Association recommended to our American friends as one that if enacted into law, would prove highly profitable to the banking fraternity throughout the world. Mr. Sherman declares that there has never before been such an opportunity for capitalists to accumulate money, as that presented by this act and that the old plan, of State Banks is so unpopular, that the new scheme will, by contrast, be most favorably regarded, notwithstanding the fact that it gives the national Banks an almost absolute control of the National finance. ‘The few who can understand the system,’ he says ‘will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.’ Please advise us fully as to this matter and also state whether or not you will be of assistance to us, if we conclude to establish a National Bank in the City of New York…Awaiting your reply, we are.“ (Rothschild Brothers. London, June 25, 1863. Famous Quotes On Money).

In reply to the above letter Messrs. Ikelheimer, Morton and Vandergould replied: Dear Sirs: ‘We beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 25th, in which you refer to a communication received from Honorable John Sherman, of Ohio, with reference to the advantages, and profits, of an American investment under the provisions of the National Banking Act.

Mr. Sherman possesses, in a marked degree, the distinguishing characteristics of a successful financier. His temperament is such that whatever his feelings may be they never cause him to lose sight of the main chance. He is young, shrewd and ambitious. He has fixed his eyes upon the Presidency of the United States and already is a member of Congress (he has financial ambitions too). He rightfully thinks he has everything to gain by being friendly with men, and institutions, having large financial resources, and which at times are not too particular in their methods, either of obtaining government aid, or protecting themselves against unfriendly legislation…Requesting that you will regard this as strictly confidential, Most respectfully yours, Ikelheimer, Morton and Vandergould.“ (Pawns In The Game, William Guy Carr, pp. 55-57).


„If you will look back at every war in Europe during the nineteenth century, you will see that they always ended with the establishment of a ‘balance of power.’ With every re-shuffling there was a balance of power in a new grouping around the House of Rothschild in England, France, or Austria. They grouped nations so that if any king got out of line, a war would break out and the war would be decided by which way the financing went. Researching the debt positions of the warring nations will usually indicate who was to be punished.“ (Economist Sturat Crane).


„The Jews…are at the root of regicide, they own the periodical press, they have in their hands the financial markets, the people as a whole fall into financial slavery to them…“ (The Siege, p. 38)


„For the last one hundred and fifty years, the history of the House of Rothschild has been to an amazing degree the backstage history of Western Europe…Because of their success in making loans not to individuals but to nations, they reaped huge profits…Someone once said that the wealth of Rothschild consists of the bankruptcy of nations.“ (Frederic Morton, The Rothschilds)


„The fact that: The house of Rothschild made its money in the great crashes of history and the great wars of history, the very periods when others lost their money, is beyond question.“ (E.C. Knuth, The Empire of the City)


„Under this roof are the heads of the family of Rothschild — a name famous in every capital of Europe and every division of the globe. If you like, we shall divide the United States into two parts, one for you, James [Rothschild], and one for you, Lionel [Rothschild]. Napoleon will do exactly and all that I shall advise him.“ (Reported to have been the comments of Disraeli at the marriage of Lionel Rothschild’s daughter, Leonora, to her cousin, Alphonse, son of James Rothschild of Paris).


„Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my [Jewish] European friends are glad of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan, led by England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money. The great debt that capitalists will see to it is made out of the war, must be used as a means to control the volume of money. To accomplish this, the bonds must be used as a banking basis. We are now awaiting for the Secretary of the Treasury to make his recommendation to Congress. It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, as we cannot control that.“ (Hazard Circular, issued by the Rothschild controlled Bank of England, 1862).

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