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Schiff family is a Jewish financial dynasty in the United States, who came to prominence with the rise of Jacob Schiff. Their ancestors were bankers and rabbinical ideologues in Frankfurt, tracing back to the 14th century. From his base in Wall Street, Schiff became the leader of Kuhn, Loeb & Co, a Jewish investment bank and rivals of J.P. Morgan & Co which primarily funded the railways and growth companies, such as Western Union and Westinghouse. Jacob Schiff, a Zionist, was ultra-ethnocentric in worldview and worked tirelessly to destroy Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Empire. During the Russo-Japanese War he loaned the Japanese, $200 million through Kuhn, Loeb & Co. He also funded the Russian Revolution (1917) to the amount of $20 million.
- See also, Armand Hammer and Wildlife Conservation Society.
Karenna Gore—eldest daughter of the Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 for the Democratic Party during the presidency of Bill Clinton, Al Gore—was married to Dr. Andrew Newman Schiff in 1997, the great-great grandson of Jacob Warburg. They had three children, sealing a political-financial dynastic pact.
Members of the Schiff family
Below are the descendants of Jacob Schiff and Therese Loeb.
From their own lips
|| Six or eight weeks ago, the Jews [of the United States] would have heeded the call to arms as a duty but with heavy hearts, as they would have known they would be fighting to perpetuate Russian autocracy. But now all that has been changed. Russian democracy has become victorious, and thanks are due to the Jew that the Russian Revolution succeeded.
—Jacob Schiff, to the Jewish League of American Patriots, 3 May 1917.
About the russian revolution
|| Today it is estimated even by Jacob's grandson, John Schiff, a prominent member of New York Society, that the old man sank about $20,000,000 for the final triumph of Bolshevism in Russia. Other New York banking firms also contributed.
—Cholly Knickerbocker, New York Journal American, 3 February 1949.
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- McClay, Ellen (2006). In the Presence of Our Enemies: A History of the Malignant Effects in American Schools of the Un's UNESCO and Its Tranformation of American Society from the Lips of Those Who Did It. AuthorHouse. ISBN 1420894226.
- Urofsky, Melvin I. (1975). American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803295596.