The conceptual figure of a Jewish banker is riddled with myths and misconceptions; generally, Jews, and especially those perceived to be super rich are seen with envy, which derives in suspicion, fear and hate.
"Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit." - John Rogers.
Slave Traders - Slave trade in the Atlantic and other regions was a fact; Jewish financiers, traders and factors have been often been accused of participating in disproportionate numbers in the slave trade to the New World, but numbers contradict that accusation and facts unavoidably turn it into an anti Semitic canard.
The Jewish Perpetrators of Every War - The idea that Jews are the perpetrators of every conflict in the world is not a new one, so let me tell you about Hary Rozen: He was born in Warsaw in 1937, he was - or would have been - an uncle of mine but was murdered in 1942 by the Nazis in France; and since he was a Jew and member of a banking family, according to these theories he should have concocted the murder of his parents, most of our hundred-or-so-members strong family, about six million Jews more and of course, himself.
Bcia Wolf i Icek Schoenberg - My mother had a vague memory about buildings related to the family; this is one of the real estate companies that belonged to the Schönberg family of Warsaw before the Second World War.
Kamienica Banku Handlowego at ul. Ceglana 10 - The Banku Handlowego building at ul. Ceglana 10 was one of the most relevant properties of our family in Warsaw; many lived and ultimately died there during WWII.
Kamienica at ul. Zelazna 43 - A building for which there are records of joint Skowronek and Schoenberg ownership in 1914.
Ul. Kowienska 7 - Up to 1915, this was a property of Yitzkhak Schoenberg, located at the Praga district, in Warsaw.
Survival Tips For Economic Disasters - The dawn of civilisation meant the apparition of urban survival scenarios: today's world requires learning also how to survive in the middle of financial disasters both at a national as well as a global level. Here you have some advice.
Some Stories of Bootleggers, Smugglers and Entrepreneurs of the Black Market - Why study and learn what an assortment of crooks id in the past? Certainly, not to applaud their crimes but knowing a little bit more may help us learn a little bit more about urban survival techniques, what works, what doesn't work and why.
¿Dios quiere que Ud. sea rico? - Tradicionalmente se ha considerado que el hecho de alcanzar el éxito, la fama y la fortuna son cosas poco pudorosas desde un punto de vista religioso. De hecho, estamos acostumbrados a escuchar no ya solamente de los líderes religiosos sino también de los políticos acerca de "los humildes", "los que menos tienen" y otras formas de representar a la pobreza que ya se han convertido en clichés de nuestra cultura. (Spanish).
Sobre teorías conspirativas, libertad y domino de masas - La historia y la realidad contemporanea te muestran que es infinitamente más fácil controlar a las masas que a las minorías. (Spanish).
Aristócratas o plebeyos - En la vida tenemos una elección muy simple que nos definirá por el resto de nuestros días: Se puede pertenecer a la aristocracia o a la plebe y esto no depende ni del dinero ni la cuna o el color de la piel, sino de la actitud, porque la aristocracia, que significa "el gobierno de los mejores", implica incluso para la persona más poderosa de la Tierra también gobernarse a uno mismo con lo mejor que se tiene, con las características más nobles de su propia personalidad. (Spanish).
Heretyk, Pablo Edronkin.