Unravelling Rothschild Myths


Bloodline Mythology Clarified

There is a great deal of misinformation about the role of the Rothschilds in international finance.  Added to unsupportable erroneous data and ignorance of how banking systems function are theories about a hypothetical group of bloodline families. None of this is helpful to the MAGA movement which must to be based on truth.

  1. Rothschilds are not, nor have ever been, the richest family in the world.
  2. They do not own all banks, but now only two small private banks.
  3. They were poor, totally unknown money changers in Germany before 1789
  4. Then they rose to great importance in fifty years between 1798-1848, but sustained great losses due to WW1 and never recovered their former position.
  5. There is no evidence that they ever owned or controlled the Federal Reserve.

Rise of the Rothschilds from Obscurity during Napoleonic Wars

The Jewish community had no influence or power in Europe until the late 19th century.

Then fate intervened.

During the Napoleonic wars, which ended in 1815, all sides in the conflict had tremendous difficulty in supplying gold currency to the armies in the field to purchase food and supplies for the troops. No banks would take the risk to transport currency in bulk through unstable territory. Only the obscure Rothschild family offered to do it. Ironically they provided this invaluable service, which no one else would do, simultaneously to the opposing sides of the war.



Rothschild house in the Frankfurt ghetto.

The Judengasse (Jewish alley) was established when in 1465 Holy Roman Emperor  Friedrich III ordered every city in the Empire to restrict Jews, who could not be legal residents since they were not Christian, to be confined in ghettos. Inside their confines, there were small money lenders and currency exchangers, no real banks. Outside the ghetto great banking establishments had been functioning for centuries in the Hanseatic League, and in Italy.


 The south side of Judengasse, Frankfurt


In the late 18th century the Rothschild family operated a small counting house in Frankfurt that functioned more like a pawnshop than a real bank. The family consisted of an aged father and five adult sons. They were barely literate, uncouth, but ambitious and shrewdly opportunistic. Contemporary accounts describe them as physically repulsive, unwashed and unable to speak literate German. They charged a reasonable percentage to deliver currency by sovereign governments personally transported by one of the Rothschild sons. Nothing was ever stolen. They were accomplished smugglers. To facilitate complex multi national transactions, the five sons were placed in strategic positions – London, Paris, Vienna, Naples, and the home office in Frankfurt.


The wars lasted 23 years following the French revolution in 1792 until 1815. Much of the fighting was in Spain where Napoleon made his brother the de facto king 1808-1813. The legitimate king was married to a daughter of the royal family of Naples, where the Spanish royals went into exile. From there they contributed funds for the war against Napoleon. Hence the need for a Rothschild to be stationed in Naples.

After Napoleon was defeated, the Austrian tax collection system was shattered. The Emperor began to borrow from the Rothschilds who had funds to loan earned from the French and English fighting each other, as well as the Spanish and Italians fighting the French. In addition to the usual commission, Rothschild asked the emperor to grant these favors;

  1. Title of nobility for the Rothschild family
  2. Citizenship for all Jews in the Austrian empire and the League of German nations (formerly the Holy Roman Empire) headed by the emperor

Prior to this Jews were resident aliens, not citizens, and not allowed to own real estate, attend universities, or work in licensed professions. They were restricted to live in ghettos. Suddenly the entire German Jewish community was liberated or unleashed in 1825 throughout central Europe.

The Rothschild family for the next century married their cousins from the offspring of the five brothers and a small number of allied Jewish merchant banking families from Germany and Italy. By WW1 the British and French branches of the family began marrying into Christian high society mainly from horse racing circles. The Rothschilds were not prolific. They were consistently careful to maintain close family control of their business interests. They were intellectual and temperate in habit. Since 1940 they have only married Christians.

Rothschilds in America

The Rothschilds were not the patron of Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States 1823-1836. The Rothschilds never established an office in America because their focus was Europe. When they had clients in Europe who wanted to invest in American railroads, they employed Kuhn-Loeb & Co as an agent to complete transactions.

Kuhn-Loeb & Co was a small merchant bank founded in NYC in 1875 by two brothers-in-law from Germany. Jacob Schiff joined Kuhn-Loeb as a partner in 1880 and married a Loeb daughter (Jacob’s father was a Rothschild broker in Germany); Paul Warburg arrived from his family’s bank in Hamburg, Germany, in NYC in 1902 after marrying a Loeb daughter, and became a partner in Kuhn-Loeb & Co. This group was the elite of the growing New York Jewish community.

They were preceded by the flamboyant Jewish German born August Belmont who settled in NYC in 1838 as a private banker and agent for the Rothschilds for three decades before Kuhn-Loeb & Co was established. In 1847 he converted to Christianity to marry the daughter of Commodore Perry and niece of wealthy US Representative and later Senator of Louisiana James Slidell. Their son founded the Jockey Club and Belmont race track. There were no other Jewish bankers in America before 1875 and later few outside of NYC until the 1970’s.

Besides lending credit for commodity transactions, Kuhn-Loeb specialized in niche areas to which they had access due to their foreign connections in mid east and eastern Europe. They had access to bond issuance by Rothschild banking group. They had NO retail banking operation. Even their foreign contacts were dwarfed by the vast banking power of JP Morgan of NY, and the Austrian Catholic Drexels of Philadelphia, Paris and Vienna. Jewish bankers did not dominate the American banking industry, and in fact were excluded from working in mainstream banks until after WW2 when barriers were lowered as the Jewish community gained power. Their wealth grew until the Crash of 1929, which greatly reduced their assets.

There was no Jewish influence much less control of business or politics in Europe until the late 19th century. Their presence coincided with the second surge of Freemasonry activism during the 19th century, which they joined, but were not the root cause or authors of it. They and the Freemasons were opportunistic collaborators. Simultaneously the protestant establishment began to deteriorate financially which made it possible to replace them which process was completed in the 1980’s.

Rothschild Innovations

How the Rothschilds used the power which they accumulated is another matter that deserves attention because it became a model followed throughout modern western society. They expanded their business beyond traditional Jewish banking circles successfully accomplishing strategic financial relationships with the best financial banking houses in the world, which ignored their Jewish origin. Following their initial business strategy that resulted in their great wealth, they were always interested in expanding beyond traditional national boundaries into tax free jurisdictions. Their investment strategies were sound and seldom unprofitable, which put more conservative institutions to shame. They did NOT earn a reputation for dishonesty, unlike the majority of today’s banking structure. But that is another story.

How did the Rothschilds develop after achieving international success?

  1. They integrated with British aristocratic society and assumed their tastes and practices.
  2. They adapted to and encouraged the creation of the central bank system guaranteed by governments but not under their control.
  3. They were among the first to finance international Zionism that served two purposes.

First, to establish a homeland in Palestine for the fairly large unwanted populations of poor Jews living in Eastern Europe who lived in unstable conditions. Significantly most religious Jewish organizations did not support this idea until the Holocaust was under way. Zionism was an aggressive activist political movement from the 1880’s until the 1930’s, not a religious one.

Baron Walter Rothschild MP used the family’s financial influence to pressure the British government to declare the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to endorse the creation of Palestine as the homeland for the Jewish people.

Next, to support Israel through finance educational and cultural programs, and organizations to create awareness, lobby governments, political action committees, make consistent and aggressive publicity, etc. in ways that were innovative and had never been done before. Dominance in the media became a central tactic of the Zionist movement, largely ignored by the rest of the world and rarely opposed. . Note how the comparatively minor “Russian pogroms” are etched indelibly in western history books, but the horrific Turkish genocide of millions of Armenians and Greeks, decades prior to the Nazi holocaust, are unknown, because the Greeks and Armenians had no well financed Zionist strategists and financiers to publicize the tragedy much less to make sure it could not happen again

Meanwhile the Rothschild family did not increase numerically, but instead diminished after its most successful 50 years from 1848 to 1900. In the 20th century they were forced to accept non family members into their inner circle to provide management of sensitive business interests. This belies the current popular narrative that a Rothschild dynasty now exercises control over the world economy through the central banking system.


The Rothschild banking system had not even come into existence until after Napoleon’s defeat in 1815, eighty years after Freemasonry was founded. However, Masonry utilized Judaic symbolism, significantly without permission from Jewish religious authorities, which would never have granted it since such use distorted authentic Judaism.  Before Napoleon was defeated, he had captured the Masonic leadership of the French revolution and converted it into a state controlled entity operating the secret service.

Napoleon wanted a European cultural Renaissance, not communism. The French Empire was meant to restore or reincarnate the Roman Empire. This goal completely negated the agendas of the Masonic Order. After Napoleon fell from power, the Masons regrouped and continued to promote chaos and revolution.

Communism and Modern Zionism

As Jews were liberated from bondage by the Austrian emperor, through the intervention of the successful Rothschild family, the Jewish community was suddenly allowed to function in the civil life of Europe. They naturally supported liberalism, which meant opposition to the conservative Christian exclusion of Jews. This was the basis for their promotion of multi culturalism i.e. dividing the monolithic quality of European culture.

Jewish communal solidarity and exclusivity functioned on “divide and conquer” strategies:  promotion of diversity (i.e. dividing communities), anti-government sedition, anarchism, communism, actively anti-Catholic Church, etc., which traditional Europeans resented. These were the forces unleashed on European culture when the Austrian emperor granted Jews citizenship and equal rights.

Contemporary Illuminati Theme Mythology

The Internet version of Illuminati is made up of hybrid and ersatz mythologies. The archetypes are Judaic, not European. Because they are alien, they cause confusion and self doubt, which is the intention. They represent an attack on cultural values and psychological mind control.

The contemporary Illuminati myths represent a deliberate misinformation campaign that could only derive from secret cells within the intelligence community.


AN HISTORICAL EVENT in 1858, painting by Henry Barraud

Lionel Nathan Rothschild introduced in the House of Commons in 1858 by Lord John Russell and Mr, Abel Smith. Lord Russell, 1st Earl Russell, was the grandfather of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, the philosopher (1872-1970) who married Quaker Alys Pearsall Smith of Philadelphia, a distant cousin of Abel Smith in the painting.

The Smith family founded the oldest county bank in England in Nottingham in 1658. Abel Smith MP 4th (1788-1859) married Lady Marianne Leslie-Melville, daughter of the 7th Earl of Leven and Melville


Banquiers de la City À L’époque Édouardienne 1890-1914, by Youssef Cassis, Professor of Economic History European University Institute, Visiting Fellow London School of Economics, Joint Chair Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, Italy, Cambridge University Press, 1994

Lords of Finance, The Bankers Who Broke The World, by Liaquat Ahmed, former Chief Investment Officer BNP Paribas Bank, The Penguin Press, New York, 2009

The House of Rothschild, The World’s Banker, by Niall Ferguson, Fellow of Jesus College Oxford, Viking Press, New York and London, 1999