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Monday, May 02, 2016

History is Complicated

A little historical irony.  According to The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow, many American Jewish financiers (including Henry Goldman of Goldman Sachs) were openly sympathetic to the Germans during World War I, partly because many of them were of German ancestry, partly because they were appalled by the Czar's pogroms.  (According to his Wikipedia page, Henry Goldman remained friendly to Germany until 1933, after which he began helping Jews flee the country.)

History is complicated.


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