US almost deports French Jewish Holocaust scholar

WASHINGTON – US authorities came close to deporting an Egyptian-born French Jewish Holocaust-era scholar on his way to speak at a symposium at Texas A&M University.

Henry Rousso was detained in Houston when the university enlisted one of its law professors who specializes in immigrant rights to intervene, The Eagle, a news site covering the Bryan-College Station area, where the university is located, reported on Saturday.

The newspaper reported that there was a “misunderstanding” regarding Rousso’s visa, leading authorities to classify him as an illegal alien. Fatma Marouf, the law professor, told The Eagle that she had not previously seen such strict enforcement.

“It seems like there’s much more rigidity and rigor in enforcing these immigration requirements and the technicalities of every visa,” said Marouf, who helped author an amicus brief earlier this month against US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to refugees and to travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. The courts have stayed the ban, which Trump instituted to prevent terrorist attacks.

It’s not clear what led to Rousso’s detention and near-deportation; Egypt is not among the Muslim-majority countries listed.

Rousso, 62, who specializes in memory and trauma, has written extensively on Holocaust-era France. According to his French-language Wikipedia entry, he was a visiting scholar in 2006 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

He and his family were forced out of Egypt in 1956 under anti-Semitic measures instituted by the Nasser regime.


The Fake Legends of Adolf Hitler’s “Jewish Grandfather”

How and why it got started, and why it’s not true

By Carolyn Yeager, March 2011

copyright 2011 Carolyn Yeager

The rumor that Adolf Hitler was the grandson of a Rothschild seems to have been hatched in the mind of a crypto-Jewish propagandist working in the United States’ first unified intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Not long after, a former high Nazi official, waiting for his execution, “confessed” to discovering a “Jewish grandfather” in Hitler’s background. These fabrications have been thoroughly debunked, and the true story of Hitler’s family background is told below.

Background information about Walter Langer and the OSS

The OSS was formed at the request of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from advice given to him by Canadian/British spymaster William Stephenson, aka “Intrepid,” who had been conducting British intelligence in the western hemisphere since 1939. Roosevelt asked William J. Donovan to draft a plan for an intelligence service. Donovan had functioned as an informal emissary to Britain for Roosevelt during 1940-41, assigned to gauge Britain’s ability to succeed against Germany. In this role, he met with directors of Britain’s intelligence services, and even with Winston Churchill. Donovan was appointed as the “Coordinator of Information” in July 1941. In June 1942, the OSS was established by Presidential military order. Its job was to collect and analyze strategic information required by and useful to the Joint Chiefs, and to conductspecial operations not assigned to other agencies.* Since the FBI, the Army and Navy jealously guarded their areas of responsibility, the reach of the OSS was limited to what it could find in the way of new opportunities for espionage that weren’t already being served by the former-named departments.    *Italics used throughout are my added emphasis – cy

William L. Langer was recruited during the war to work for the new OSS. Taking leave from his position as head of the History Dept. at Harvard Univ., he became head of the Research and Analysis Section of the OSS. He must have had something to do with bringing his brother Walter into his section, since Walter’s main accomplishment was a psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler.  

Walter Langer was a psychoanalyst with a PhD but not an M.D.; he was the first person admitted to the American Psychiatric Association without a medical degree. Imagine that! The brothers were the sons of German immigrants to the U.S. No religion is ever given for either, increasing the likelihood the family was Jewish but did not want to advertise that fact. Langer is a common Ashkanazi Jewish and German name. For instance, there is a Rabbi Samuel Langer, well known on the U.S. east coast who died in 1969, and David Langer, a Jewish soldier in the Polish Army whose picture was taken in 1929.

At the end of the war, William was appointed special assistant for intelligence analysis to the U.S. Secretary of State, James F. Byrnes. In 1950, William Langer organized the office of National Estimates in the newly established Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], the successor of the OSS. He returned to Harvard in the 1950’s, but from 1961 to 1977 he served on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [from the Kennedy through Ford administrations]. In his book Diplomacy of Imperialism [1956], he argued against a “genocide” of the Armenians on the grounds their revolutionary leaders provoked the Turks into it.1


Left: William L. Langer   Right: Walter C. Langer in retirement. Look at the schnoz on both these brothers. 

Langer’s “Psychological Profile of Adolf Hitler”

Walter was given the task by Donovan in 1943 of preparing a briefpsychological and psychoanalytical profile of Hitler. But Langer wanted to do something more monumental. Without the opportunity to meet or speak with Hitler himself, Langer turned to disgruntled ex-National Socialists and others who had fallen out with Hitler, and to his tribal animosity for the Third Reich and knowledge of psycho-babble. For example, he wrote in his Preface:

The material available for such an analysis is extremely scant and spotty. Fortunately, we have at our disposal a number of informantswho knew Hitler well and who have been willing to cooperate to the best of their abilities.

Reading this profile, it becomes obvious it can only have been written by a Jew. The peculiar hatred, bias and ridicule are of the type that only Jews express against their enemies. Donovan must have been disappointed and considered the report useless since it was full of inaccuracies and full-blown lies … a work of fantasy and Freudian psycho-speak, liberally layered with overt sexual imagery and speculations. With no basis whatsoever, Langer writes:

 … a number of informants have commented on [Hitler’s] delight in witnessing strip-tease and nude dancing numbers on the stage. On such occasions he can never see enough to satisfy him even though he uses opera glasses in order to observe more closely. Strip-tease artists are frequently invited to the Brown House, in Munich, to perform in private and there is evidence that he often invites girls to Berchtesgaden for the purpose of exhibiting their bodies. On his walls are numerous pictures of obscene nudes which conceal nothing and he takes particular delight in looking through a collection of pornographic pictures which Hoffmann has made for him. […] In addition to the eyes, the anal region has also become highly sexualised and both faeces and buttocks become sexual objects. Due to early toilet training, certain inhibitions have been set up which prevent their direct expression. […] We may, therefore, regard Hitler’s perversion as a compromise between psychotic tendencies to eat faeces and drink urine on the one hand, and to live a normal socially adjusted life on the other. The compromise is not, however, satisfactory to either side of his nature and the struggle between these two diverse tendencies continues to rage unconsciously.

No kidding! And even worse—all from rumor, hearsay and Langer’s own sick Jewish mind. It descends into pornography for many pages, almost half the report. What of any value can have been gained thereby for the OSS?

Showing how Langer went way beyond the task that was assigned to him, the following passage is reminiscent of some other writings from that time [such as Germany Must Perish! by American Jew Theodore Kaufman] that sought to condemn the German nation as a whole for massive evil, and along with it, the entire “civilized world.”

It was not only Hitler, the madman, who created German madness, but German madness which created Hitler. Having created him as its spokesman and leader, it has been carried along by his momentum, perhaps far beyond the point where it was originally prepared to go. Nevertheless, it continues to follow his lead in spite of the fact that it must be obvious to all intelligent people now that his path leads to inevitable destruction. From a scientific point of view, therefore, we are forced to consider Hitler, the Fuehrer, not as a personal devil, wicked as his actions and philosophy may be, but as the expression of a state of mind existing in millions of people, not only in Germany but, to a smaller degree, in all civilized countries. To remove Hitler may be a necessary first step, but it would not be the cure. It would be analogous to curing an ulcer without treating the underlying disease. If similar eruptions are to be prevented in the future, we cannot content ourselves with simply removing the overt manifestations of the disease. On the contrary, we must ferret out and seek to correct the underlying factors which produced the unwelcome phenomenon. We must discover the psychological streams which nourish this destructive state of mind in order that we may divert them into channels which will permit a further evolution of our form of civilization.

Our form of civilization” meaning Jewish-American form of civilization? This is exactly what they know we need to do to Jews in order to save ourselves … to “ferret out the underlying factors” that are bringing about our destruction. In this OSS profile, there was no mention of a Jewish grandfather for Hitler. But the idea must have been forming to Langer, because toward the end of the “psychological analysis” section of his report, he suddenly invents “Jewish Godparents” for Hitler. His tendency to speculate on pet theories is working overtime when he writes:

We know that he had very little money when he left Linz, certainly not enough to live on for almost an entire year while he spent his time in painting. Since the date of his mother’s death has been so universally distorted (? don’t know what he means by this; the date was always Dec. 1907-cy), it would seem that efforts were being made to cover something which happened during this intervening year. My guess would be that he lived with his Jewish godparents 2 who supported him while he was preparing work for the Academy. When he failed to be admitted at the end of a year, they put him out and made him go to work. There is one bit of evidence for this hypothesis. Hanisch 3, in his book, mentions in passing that when they were particularly destitute he went with Hitler to visit a well-to-do Jew whom Hitler said was his father. The wealthy Jew would have nothing to do with him and sent him on his way again. There is scarcely a possibility that Hitler’s father was a Jew, but Hanisch mighteasily have understood him to say father when he said godfather. This would certainly make much more sense and would indicate that Hitler had contact with his godparents before the visit and that they were fed up with him and would help him no further.

The Rothschild story appears …

In 1972, Langer published a lengthier, revised version of his profile in book form, titled The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report. It contained a forward by brother William, and an afterword by the “psychoanalytic historian” Robert G.L. Waite. In the book, Langer adds some new allusions to Jewish superiority in speaking of Adolf’s father:

Alois’ intelligence and behavior were beyond what can be expected from an Austrian family of peasants and more suitable to a linage of highly educated Jews.

This is prologue to his theory of a Rothschild paternity, admitting even as he puts it forth that it lacks credibility:

There are some people who seriously doubt that Johann Georg Hiedler was the father of Alois. Thyssen and Koehler, for example, claim that [Austrian] Chancellor Dollfuss had ordered the Austrian police to conduct a thorough investigation into the Hitler family. As a result of this investigation a secret document was prepared that proved that Maria Anna Schicklgruber was living in Vienna at the time she conceived. At that time she was employed as a servant in the home of Baron Rothschild. As soon as the family discovered her pregnancy she was sent back to her home in Spital where Alois was born. If it is true that one of the Rothschilds is the real father of Alois Hitler, it would make Adolf a quarter Jew. According to these sources, Adolf Hitler knew of the existence of this document and the incriminating evidence it contained. In order to obtain it he precipitated events in Austria and initiated the assassination of Dollfuss. According to this story, he failed to obtain the document at that time since Dollfuss had secreted it and had told Schuschnigg of its whereabouts so that in the event of his death the independence of Austria would remain assured. Several stories of this general character are in circulation.4

First, the “secret document” has never been seen, and no doubt never existed. The best one can find on anti-Hitler conspiracy sites is that it is “now in the hands of the British Secret Service.” And, of course, they’re not releasing it.

Second, the political putsch attempt by Austrian National Socialists, not under Hitler’s control in any way, that occurred in Vienna in 1934 was not instigated by Hitler; in fact, he was displeased by the attempt and the bad impression it created.

Third, Dollfuss may have searched into Hitler’s family line, but the Baron Rothschild part is totally unbelievable. There are no records showing Maria Anna Schickelgruber registered as a domestic servant in Vienna, ever, something that was required at the time. Langer admits this is just one of several “stories,” i.e. rumors, in circulation. He concludes that “it is sounder not to base our reconstruction on such slim evidence but to seek firmer foundations.” Yet he repeats these baseless rumors for the very purpose of keeping such rumors alive.

Robert G.L. Waite, who wrote the afterword for Langer’s book, was a Canadian self-styled “psychohistorian,” with a specialty in Adolf Hitler, who authored his own psycho-bio, Adolf Hitler: The Psychopathic God, published in 1977. Waite, who gained his psychiatric ‘insight’ from the extended treatment he received for depression he suffered since his university days, and was known for stubbornness and acting out emotionally in public, found Langer’s theories provocative, even if wrong. He wrote: “But even when Langer is mistaken and his guesses prove incorrect, he is often on the right track.”

Consider his hint that Hitler’s grandfather might have been a Jew. There is no reason to believe the unlikely story told by Langer’s informant that Hitler’s grandmother Maria Anna Schicklgruber, a peasant woman in her forties from the Waldvietral of rural Austria, had had an intimate liason with a Baron Rothschild in Vienna.

Above: Family resemblance? Not a bit, yet some imagine it. This photo comparison is found on Internet sites as evidence of Hitler’s Rothschild lineage!

and the Frankenberger story

In place of Langer’s failed rumors, Waite posits another false story of a different “Jewish grandfather” that had also been “circulating” for years, to wit that Hitler’s paternal grandmother had been working as a cook in the household of a Jewish man named Leopold Frankenberger before she gave birth to Hitler’s father out of wedlock.

But Hitler had worried that he might be blackmailed over a Jewish grandfather and ordered his private lawyer, Hans Frank, to investigate his paternal lineage. Frank told the Fuehrer that his grandmother had become pregnant while working as a domestic servant in a Jewish household in Graz.

The facts of this matter are in dispute – and a very lengthy dispute it has been. The point of overriding psychological and historical importance is not whether it is true that Hitler had a Jewish grandfather, but whether he believed that it might be true.

Waite then lies when he writes: “He did so believe and the fact shaped both his personality and his public policy.”

No, Hitler did not believe it, and in fact Hans Frank’s entire story is false, an invention made up in the mind of a condemned man under pressure to “clear his conscience.” There was no blackmail letter from Hitler’s nephew Patrick and there was no Frankenberger family living in Graz.

The American Jewish psychologist G. M. Gilbert was sent to Europe as a military intelligence officer and was appointed prison psychologist for the German prisoners.  He later wrote in his book Nuremberg Diary on p.19: “He [Hans Frank] and Albert Speer were the only defendants to show any true remorse for their war crimes …” He should also have said they were the only two who spoke ill of Adolf Hitler in retrospect, the former in hopes to clear himself before God, the latter in hopes to clear his reputation before his new earthly rulers.

Above: Hans Frank in confinement, 1945


These are the principal blood relatives of Adolf Hitler:

Maria Schicklgruber, paternal grandmother

Johann Georg Hiedler, presumed, official paternal grandfather

Johann Nepomuk Hüttler, real paternal grandfather and maternal great-grandfather

Johann Baptist Põlzl, maternal grandfather

Klara Hitler, mother

Alois Hitler, father

Paula Hitler, sister

Alois Hitler, Jr., half-brother (by his father’s 2nd wife)

Angela Hitler Raubal, half-sister (by father’s 2nd wife)

Geli Raubal, niece (through his half-sister Angela)

Leo Raubal Jr, nephew (through his half-sister Angela)

William Patrick Hitler, nephew (through his half-brother Alois, Jr)

Below is an accurate genealogic chart from The only addition that needs to be made is to link Maria Anna Schicklgruber and Johann Nepomuk Hüttler as having an extra-marital liason which resulted in the child Alois Schicklgruber in 1837 (see Werner Maser, below). But in all other aspects, it conforms to the research done and accepted by all historians and genealogists. There are no Jews or Jewish connections at all.

Werner Maser, a German historian and author of several serious books on Hitler, was described in his obituary in the London Times as “one of the first German historians to treat the Nazi period as a field of academic research.”5

This is borne out in his exceedingly thorough job of tracing Adolf Hitler’s family background and lineage in his book, Hitler: Legend, Myth and Reality, published in German in 1971, in English in 1973. He concludes that Hitler’s paternal grandfather was Johann Nepomuk Hüttler, a German farmer living in Spital, in the Waldviertel region in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

This book and the information it contains has been available for 40 years, yet conspiracy theorists who want to believe Hitler was a Rothschild or simply a part-Jew ignore it. Maser’s investigation included personal trips to look through church and baptismal records, interviewing relatives, heirs, school-fellows and childhood friends. In the attic of one of Hitler’s cousins, he discovered material which biographers had been seeking for half a century, including large numbers of letter and notes in Hitler’s own hand.

Werner Maser


1. It is undisputed that Adolf Hitler was born to Alois Hitler and Klara Pölzl. Alois, however, was born Schicklgruber because his mother, Maria Anna Schicklgruber was unmarried. [Not an unusual occurrence in Austrian villages at that time.]

2. Maria Anna Schicklgruber was not a poor housemaid who worked for wealthy Jewish families. The daughter of Johann Schicklgruber, aprosperous farmer in possession of a well-appointed farm in the village of Strones, and Theresia Pfseisinger, she was born in 1795 and is described by Maser as a thrifty, reserved and exceptionally shrewd peasant woman. She gives every appearance of having been strong-minded, a trait that was passed down to her son Alois and her grandson, Adolf.

3. Maria Anna Schicklgruber’s brother, Jakob, purchased the family farm from his father for 3000 gulden when the father was only 53 years old. Maria’s mother, Theresia, had just inherited 210 gulden from her father’s total estate of 1054 gulden, so the parents felt prosperous enough to retire. To put the value of 3000 gulden in perspective: a cow at that time could be purchased for 10 to 12 gulden; a brood sow cost 4 gulden; a bed w/bedding was 2 gulden; an inn with stabling could be had for 450 to 500 gulden. As you can see, 3000 gulden was a substantial amount.

4. Maria Anna, at the age of 26, inherited 74.25 gulden at the death of her mother in 1821. She kept this sum in the Orphans’ Fund until 1838, earning 5% interest. By then, it had increased to 165 gulden, over double the original amount. Her son was not born until June 1837 when she was 42 yrs. old.

5. She refused to reveal the name of her child’s father, even though the priest wanted her to do so. Thus, the child could only be given her name. This strong-willed woman did marry, in 1842—five years after the birth of her son—a man named Johann Georg Hiedler of the village of Spital. If he were the father of Alois, Maria Anna would certainly have named him such when they married and legitimized her son, but she did not. That entry was made in the baptismal register at Döllersheim where they married, but not until ten years after her death! The one responsible for it was Hiedler’s younger brother, Johann Nepomuk Hüttler, in whose household young Alois went to live at the age of 5 years, after his mother’s marriage to Hiedler.6

6. So … we have Maria Anna Schicklgruber Heidler’s illegitimate son Alois going to live in the household of his new stepfather’s brother—his ‘uncle.’ Maser explains it this way: Hiedler, at this time 50 years old and never before married, may have resented and/or been irritated by the presence of a young child who was not his. But more likely, Johann Nepomuk, a much younger 35 years old, who was married at the time Alois was conceived, could now welcome his son, as ‘nephew,’ into his family without his wife becoming suspicious.

7. All reports are, according to Maser, that Alois was happy in his ‘uncle’s’ home where he had ‘cousins’ and a more lively family life than he experienced living with his 47-year-old mother and her new husband.

8. Maria Anna Hiedler died in 1847 at the age of only 52. Alois did not, on his own initiative, seek legal legitimacy. His birth status did not hamper his career, in which he rose to what was considered the very respectable position of a Customs official; nor did it appear to trouble him personally. He was known as a tolerant, modern thinker, not particularly religious. His second wife Franziska Matzelsberger had a son born out of wedlock when he married her and he accepted this son in his household. It wasn’t until sometime between 1874 and 1876 that he changed his name to Hitler. Hitler is almost identical in sound to Hüttler.

9. It was in 1876 that Franz Schicklgruber, administrator of his sister Maria Anna’s estate, made over to his nephew Alois 230 gulden. It was now that Alois signed his name “Hitler,” spelling it just slightly differently than Hüttler. Maser comments that the Schicklgruber family was no doubt proud of how well Alois had done for himself and saw to it that he got the bulk of the inheritance of his mother.

10. Rothschild and Frankenberger Jew paternity is ruled out on the grounds of there being no evidence Maria Anna Schicklgruber ever worked for a Jewish family in Graz or Vienna.

11. The Jew Frankenberger story: Hans Frank, who became Govenor General of Poland from 1939 to 1945, is responsible for the false story, with the help of an American army chaplain Sixtus O’Conner, written before Frank was put to death by the Nuremberg IMT [International Military Tribunal]. He concocted a story that Maria Anna Schicklgruber worked as a cook in the household of a Jewish family in Graz, Austria at the time she gave birth to her son. In his ‘report,’ this family had a 19 yr-old son. [Remember, MAS was 42 years old, a fact of which Hans Frank was probably ignorant.] Further, he said the family, named Frankenberger, paid a maintenance allowance to Maria Anna for 14 years [which makes Jews look responsible and honorable]. But the story is false from start to finish. Some of the main reasons are:

A) From the end of the 15th Century until a decade after Maria Anna died, no Jews lived in Graz. They had been expelled by Emperor Maximilian I in 1496 from the province of Styria, which included Graz. In 1781, under Joseph II, they were allowed to re-enter, but only for a few weeks at a time, during Lent and at the Feast of St. Giles to the annual Fairs, after paying a fixed sum. Two years later, these rights were again curtailed, and it remained enforced until 1860 that no Jews whatsoever could even enter the province.

B) No resident by the name of Frankenberger is listed as having lived in Graz at that time.

C) Records from 1821 to 1838 pertaining to Maria Anna’s money in the Orphans’ Fund showed no change of address in 1836 or ’37. Moreover, as a subject of the “Lordship of Ottenstein” she could not have absented herself for any length of time without it being noted.

D) Frank wrote in his report that Adolf Hitler told him in a conversation that he knew there were no Jews in his family because he had talked with his father and grandmother about it. But Hitler could not have said that—his grandmother had been dead since before he was born! This shows that Hans Frank’s story is made up out of whole cloth—including the part about “investigating the matter for Hitler.”

12. The Rothschild in Vienna story: This is debunked for the same reasons. Maria Anna Schicklgruber did not visit or live in Vienna, and there is no record of who these Rothschilds were, their address or other necessary information.

13, Patrick Hitler: Another rumor of an alleged newspaper article in the Paris-Soir in which Hitler’s nephew [by his half-brother Alois, Jr.], Patrick, described his uncle Adolf as the grandson of a Graz Jew called Frankenreither. Maser dug up this issue of that defunct newspaper while on a trip to Paris and found it carried two pages and six illustrations of Patrick Hitler’s story, but no allusion whatsoever to any Jewish antecedents.


1. Maser feels that Johann Nepomuk Hüttler and Alois decided on the change of name in compliance with the wishes of Maria Anna. The inheritance was given in the same year that Alois wrote his name as Hitler. The baptismal record continues to name Johann Georg Hiedler as Alois’ father, but Alois chose to spell the name as Hitler.

2. Klara Pölzl, Alois 3rd wife, mother of Adolf, was a granddaughter of Johann Nepomuk Hüttler and his wife Eva Maria [Decker], making her the niece of her husband Alois. She was considered his niece because Alois was a Schicklgruber and Klara was a Decker on the maternal side. Hüttler died in 1888, Adolf was born in 1889.

3. Adolf Hitler’s maternal grandfather was Johann Baptist Põlzl, a farmer living in Spital. His paternal grandfather was Johann Nepomuk Hüttler, also a Spital farmer. Maser says that there is a distinct family resemblance between all the relations in Spital who are descended from Hüttler, and some of them bear a strong resemblance to Adolf Hitler. Hitler visited Spital in 1905, 1906 and 1908, and several times when on leave during the First World War. He knew his relatives and a great deal about his family history.



The methods used by the Armenian nationalist groups to secure foreign intervention at this time were very well documented by the distinguished Harvard University diplomatic historian, the late William L. Langer, in Diplomacy of Imperialism (2d ed.; New York, 1956), on the basis of Armenian as well as Western reports, and without any use of Turkish sources. Thus he found in the British Parliamentary Papers (Turkey No. 10, 1879, nos. 45 and 62 and Turkey No. 7, 1880, no. 3) statements from the British ambassador in June and July, 1879, such as ‘The same intrigues are now being carried on in Asia Minor to establish an Armenian nationality and to bring about a state of things which may give rise to a Christian outcry and European interference’ (p. 153).

Langer reports (p. 157) that Revolutionary placards were being posted in the cities, and there were not a few cases of the blackmailing of wealthy Armenians, who were forced to contribute to the cause. Europeans in Turkey were agreed that the immediate aim of the agitators was to incite disorder, bring about inhuman reprisals, and so provoke the intervention of the powers. For that reason, it was said, they operated by preference in areas where the Armenians were in a hopeless minority, so that the reprisals would be certain.

Langer concluded (p. 163) that ‘Enough has been said above to make unnecessary any further reference here to the Hentchak and its program and methods. The leaders were quite prepared to have thousands of their fellow-countrymen massacred in order to force intervention by the European powers and in order to raise from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire a new Armenian socialist state.’

Langer states: “Mr. Herbert, the British chargé, appreciated the provocation to the Turks. Mr. Hume-Beaman, an expert on things oriental, roundly declared that every member of the Armenian committees should be hanged, and that the responsibilities for the massacres rested divided between these cowardly committees and the ‘braggart and ineffectual intervention of Europe’.” (Langer, pp. 324-325]

2. This is the first mention of “Jewish godparents.” They appear out of the blue as a “guess” by Langer. The intention is clearly to show Jews as good, compassionate and upstanding people who “saw through” the good-for-nothing Hitler—placing Jews in the superior position morally, financially and educationally.

3. One of Langer’s “informants” who was employed by Hitler in Vienna as an agent for selling his paintings. Their business relationship lasted for 8 months. At that time, Hitler took Hanisch to court for not turning over the money he owed Hitler. Hanisch was found guilty and spent a very short time in jail.

4. Walter C. Langer, The Mind of Adolf Hitler, Basic Books, 1972, pg.111-113.

5. In his book on the Nuremberg Tribunals, Trial of a Nation, Maser alleged that Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, who was given only a prison sentence by the tribunal, made a secret deal with the chief American prosecutor Robert H. Jackson.

6. The father of Johann Georg Hiedler, born 1792 and Johann Nepomuk Hüttler, born 1807 was Martin Hiedler, born 1762. Johann Nepomuk chose to spell the name Hüttler, or perhaps it was an error by a priest or cleric.

Citing intermarriage threat, Israeli rabbis ‘blacklist’ families deemed not Jewish

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Yael knew she would have to prove she was Jewish. But she never expected that trying to get married would turn into a nearly yearlong investigation of her family.

In the end Yael, who asked to go by a pseudonym to protect her privacy, was barred from marrying in Israel, along with her mother and older brother. Although they had long ago immigrated to this country as Jews, their lineage did not check out with the state religious authorities.

“Having an official Jewish wedding was always important to me,” she said. “Now I feel like a second-class citizen. It’s very upsetting to me. It’s very upsetting to my family.”

Over the years, the Orthodox rabbis who control marriage in Israel have become increasingly stringent about checking who is a Jew. More and more marriage applicants have been sent to rabbinical courts to be vetted. And just last month, those courts claimed the authority to put marriage applicants’ families on trial, too.

Anyone found not to be Jewish is added to a marriage “blacklist,” as happened to Yael and her family.

Last month, lawyers from ITIM, a nonprofit that helps people navigate Israel’s religious bureaucracy, appealed to the Supreme Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem on behalf of Yael’s mother and brother, as well as family members blacklisted in two other cases. ITIM lawyers argued that the rabbinical courts had acted outside their legal jurisdiction by adjudicating people’s Jewishness without their consent.

Head of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky addresses the Knesset's Lobby of Religion and State on December 27, 2016 at the Knesset. Seated to his left is head of ITIM Rabbi Seth Farber and to his left, lobby co-chair MK Elazar Stern. (Courtesy ITIM)

Because Jewishness is passed down from mother to child, the rabbinical courts bring in siblings or matrilineal relatives of marriage applicants and typically issue a ruling that applies to everyone. According to experts, this has been going on for least a decade and routinely for the past year and a half.

Rabbi Seth Farber, the director of ITIM, said the chief rabbinate — which officially controls much of Jewish life in Israel and oversees the rabbinical courts — is waging a destructive “inquisition.”

“The Rabbinate is challenging the very underpinnings of Zionism by placing the personal status of every Jew in doubt,” he said. “Instead of being a place that’s welcoming to Jews, it has become a place that is looking to undermine Jewish identity.”

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, left, and Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attending a New Year’s ceremony at the national headquarters of the Israel Police in Jerusalem, September 7, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Elad Caplan, a legal consultant for ITIM, said the rabbinical courts investigate about 5,000 people for their Jewishness each year and find fewer than 10 percent not Jewish. But he estimated that most of those people are Jews, too, and simply cannot prove it.

It is “outrageous,” Caplan said, that Israel demands documents that in many cases were created by countries in the throes of violent anti-Semitism.

“Do we really want a Jewish state that makes blacklists of who’s a Jew and who’s not?” he asked. “Have we learned nothing from our history?”

‘The Rabbinate is challenging the very underpinnings of Zionism by placing the personal status of every Jew in doubt’

On December 12, the Supreme Rabbinical Court ruled against two of ITIM’s appeals, saying the rabbinical courts were legitimately acting under a legal mandate to combat intermarriage. The justices cited a draft amendment to the courts’ regulations made a few days earlier in response to ITIM’s appeals.

A similar ruling on Yael’s case is expected any day.

Rabbi Shimon Yaakovi, an attorney who directs the Rabbinical Courts Administration, defended the Supreme Rabbinical Court’s ruling and said the rabbinical courts had to uphold Jewish law.

“We can’t have someone walking around wrongly thinking he’s a Jew, and his family and friends believing it,” he said. “I understand people’s need to be part of the Jewish collective in Israel, but there are rules, and if we don’t obey the rules we undermine halacha. Judaism is not being measured by feelings.”

FSU immigrant David (in blue sweatshirt) gives testimony at the Knesset's Aliya Committee on March 8, 2016. Also pictured, from left: Giyur KaHalacha's Rabbi Seth Farber, Eli Cohen, director, and lawyer Elad Caplan. (Michael Shapochnic, Giyur KaHalacha)

Yael said she always felt like an Israeli Jew. Her family immigrated from Belarus when she was a baby, she explained in unaccented Hebrew, and she attended public schools, observed Jewish holidays and served in the army. She even grew up hearing her maternal grandmother’s story of Holocaust survival, she said. Then, she fell in love with a nice Israeli Jewish boy and last fall agreed to marry him.

Just ahead of the planned wedding date this summer, the Tel Aviv rabbinical court scuttled her plans. In ruling she was not Jewish, the court pointed to inconsistencies in her family’s paperwork.

Yael’s grandmother, who said her documents were lost during World War II, was listed as Jewish on the birth certificate of her daughter, Yael’s mother, but as Belarusian, or not Jewish, on the birth certificate of her son. Also, Yael’s mother was listed as Belarusian on her immigration paperwork and as not Jewish on Yael’s birth certificate.

Russian immigrants attend an event marking the 25th anniversary of the great Russian Aliyah, immigration, from the former Soviet Union to Israel, at the Jerusalem Convention Center, on December 24, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Yael’s father is Jewish, but that is not relevant under Orthodox Jewish law.

Experts said the Chief Rabbinate began regularly checking the Jewishness of marriage applicants and others in response to the mass influx of immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union, mostly in the 1980s and 1990s. Immigrants need only be related to a Jew to get Israeli citizenship, and several hundred thousand non-Jews are estimated to have arrived in those waves.

Over the decades, the experts said, the Chief Rabbinate’s worry about intermarriage has only grown. The checks became official policy in 2002.

‘The closer the rabbis look, the more nervous they get’

“The closer the rabbis look” into immigrants’ backgrounds, “the more nervous they get, which makes them look even closer,” said Shuki Friedman, the head of religion and state research at the Israel Democracy Institute.

But Friedman said that most non-Jewish immigrants do not identify as Jews, and so need not concern the Chief Rabbinate. Further, if the goal is to prevent assimilation, he said, the rabbinical courts’ aggressive vetting of marriage applicants and their family members is counterproductive, since it “pushes people away from Judaism.”

Rabbi David Stav, a leading religious Zionist rabbi, agreed, and said the practice is in no way required by Jewish law.

Rabbi David Stav (right), founder and president of Israel's Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, expressed his full support for New York's Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, whose US Orthodox conversions had been challenged by the rabbinate, following a July 5, 2016, meeting. (Yakov Gaon)

“If the court found out there was an attempt to hide something or cheat the rabbis, I can understand they have to check [the person’s Jewishness] again,” he said. “Halachically speaking, though, there is no need to check anything about someone’s story unless he gives you a good reason to be suspicious.”

Stav’s rabbinical group, Tzohar, works to help non-Orthodox Israelis access the Chief Rabbinate’s services. But when Yael came to Tzohar for help before she was investigated last year, she was disappointed. Roots — the group’s program for helping immigrants from the former Soviet Union research their Jewish heritage — failed to prove she was Jewish and reported its findings to the Chief Rabbinate.

After the rabbinical court ruled against her, Yael went her own way. She had a private modern Orthodox conversion and married her fiance in a wedding ceremony that was not sanctioned by the Chief Rabbinate, and thus against Israeli law. Still, Yael said she held out hope that the state would recognize her, and her marriage, as Jewish before the weddings of any future children.

Bolshevism – Jewish Sub-Humanity


This is an excerpt, translated from the Schutzstaffel original Bolschewismus – jüdisches Untermenschentum, which was originally published by the Reichsführer-SS / SS Main Office – Education Office and marked “only for officers”.

The present work recognizes the Jew as the genuine carrier of Bolshevism.

In a short overview, it is supposed to show the Jewish roots of Bolshevism and portray its devastating effects on the whole life of Russian man.

Only when one remembers what world-encompassing and folk-decaying goals Jewish Bolshevism strives for, can one measure the danger that the Soviet Union, as the visible expression of Jewish sub-humanity, means for Europe and the world. …

A large portion of the bourgeois world saw in Bolshevism a world-view, which was at first unconditionally damned. But when it was later shown that the Bolshevik could also appear in tuxedo abroad, many were ready to accept him as a Russian fact. A skillful propaganda also helped to deceive the world.

Work of the Eternal Jew

The mask is off. Behind it, visible to all, stands the eternal Jew. Rightly, one thus does not view Bolshevism as a manifestation of the modern period. It is instead the product of Jewish thought – it is as old as Jewry itself. From the Old Testament to the Talmud, from the “financial geniuses” of the kings and rulers, from the great revolutions of the world and the communist manifesto of Mardochai-Marx to the newest “creations” of the Jewish race, a line runs to the Jew’s single goal: the establishment of Jewish world domination. Only the methods and disguise change, which adapt to the various times and respective situation.

What does the Old Testament say?

“You will rule over many folks, but none should rule over you.” And further: Jahwe, the Jew god, obviously knows about the industriousness of his “chosen people”; for he promises: “to give it great and fat cities, which it has not built, and houses full of goods, which it has not filled, and dug wells, which it has not dug, and vineyards and olive gardens, which it has not planted.”


It is completely clear that the productive folks, who are supposed to build all that, will not voluntarily leave the places of their work and effort, so that the Jew can come and live a splendid life. In such cases as well, the Jews follow the commands of their gruesome god: they murder, plunder and burn down whatever opposes them.

As parasite-folk the Jew emerges already in dark prehistory. Theft, swindle, robbery and murder against non-Jews and the contamination of the blood of other folks is the work of the “chosen people”, a work which visibly rests on the blessing of their god Jahwe. The Jew has never built anything. Destruction was always his work.

Into the most prosperous cities he came as haggler and trader. As soon as he had money and economic influence, he knew how to acquire power as well. He subverted from the inside out the host folk until it was ripe for a revolution, which was supposed to deliver power to him. “The revolution is Judah’s star, which has lit the darkness over Israel’s heads and will light even more”, so judges the Jewish historian H. Graetz in his “History of the Jews”.

Revolution at any Price

Purchase for $10 from Third Reich Books

Hence revolution at any price! In Europe’s states it was first supposedly to enable democracy, and from this springboard to then proceed to the Bolshevik dictatorship. Only in so-called democracy did the Jew find the opportunity – under the cloak of “freedom of opinion” – to infect economy, culture and politics with Jewish thought.

Here he can agitate the folk against each other under the disguise of irresponsible parliamentarianism. The domination of the press enables him to direct “public opinion”. Any feeling of duty and consciousness of responsibility is labelled ridiculous. He whips up the lowest instincts of the dregs of the folks. He incites desire and agitates the masses’ thirst for destruction under the pretense of a life of paradise. He directs the masses against the racially valuable groups of the folks and destroys all moral feeling.

When the folk has then through self-annihilation and civil war been robbed of its leading strata, he crushes the leaderless folk-masses through the most bloody terror and erects his Jewish dictatorship.

“Rule of the Proletariat!”

Where is the “rule of the proletariat” that the Jew Mardochai has presented so much to the betrayed workers of the world? The worker has only changed the master. He has become the slave of purely Jewish exploitation.

That is the great crime of Marx: He tore the worker from any folkish life foundation, degraded him to an international proletarian, who supposedly only had his chains to lose and a world to gain. He took the soul from work and promised the proletarian the destruction of international capital.

Thus a Jew, who himself shuns nothing so much as honest work, wants to lead the workers to a more beautiful life. A Jew wants to lead the struggle against international capital, which lies in Jewish hands and is directed by Jews! The Jew against the Jew! Here at the decisive point he shows himself again as the great master of the lie.

International capitalism itself is only one of the Jewish means to destroy national economies, to agitate the folks into wars, to achieve power. The names of the great international bank houses, the names of the stock market brokers and the great industrial concerns show their bearers as members of the “chosen people”. The Jewish-capitalist world press then also praises their brothers on the other side, the slave-holders of the USSR, as founders of the most modern state of the world.

New Front for Judah!

Marx only organized a new front for Judah, when he wanted to create from the leader-less masses of the workers a core troop that was supposed to pave the way to domination for the Jew with armed force. In the dawning machine age he preaches class hatred, in other words the self-mutilation of a folk, not in order to alleviate the needs of the workers, rather to present the chasm as necessary and inalterable.

U.S. Jewish NGOs to Get 97% of Homeland Security’s Defense Grant in 2012

Jewish non-profit organizations in the United States will receive 97 percent of the funds granted by the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year 2012, money which is aimed at dealing with security threats those institutions face.

In 2012, Jewish institutions in the U.S. will receive $9.7 million, or 97 percent of the funds intended for dealing with security threats, as part of the Vital Nonprofit Security Grants distributed by the Department of Homeland Security.

In 2009, when the white supremacist James W. von Brunn opened fire at the Washington Holocaust Museum, killing a guard, Jewish NGOs received over $9 million out of $15 million allocated to 227 non-profit organizations, aimed to “bolster the security of nonprofit institutions deemed by the Department of Homeland Security to be vulnerable to terrorist attacks.”

In 2010, Jewish institutions received $15 million of the total sum of $19 million distributed by Homeland Security.

However, in recent years the budget has been shrinking, while the threat level has not changed, resulting in Jewish non-profits – community centers, schools, hospitals, synagogues and charities – primed to receive a record percentage of next year’s non-profit funding.

“I’d gladly trade out threat level not to qualify for these grants,” William Daroff, vice president for Public Policy of The Jewish Federations of North America told Haaretz.
“Any non-profit in the largest urban areas can apply for these grants, and determinations are made solely on the threat level Homeland Security officials assess each institution faces.”

Daroff explained that most of the funds are usually used for the purchase of closed circuit TVs, vehicle barriers and blast proof glass, while a small amount is designated for training.

“In the post-9/11 era it’s clear that Jewish institutions are at an increased threat level, and we are briefed more often than we wish by the local and federal officials on potential threats,” Daroff said, adding that the “threats are there, but it’s always a struggle to ensure funds are there during these times of fiscal hardship, so the lobbying for them is a continuous process.”

Kathy Manning, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America, noted that “the Department of Homeland Security has demonstrated a great commitment to protecting at-risk communities. These effective security grants are vital to the ongoing protection of deserving institutions, enabling us to work, worship, gather and learn without fear.”
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WASHINGTON – A new coalition of Muslim and Jewish leaders met on Wednesday in Washington to lobby government officials together “on issues of common concern” – a trip planned long before an executive order from US President Donald Trump targeting refugees and immigrants riled both communities.

The group, formed in November as the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, convened its 36 members for a day of meetings with members of Congress and senior administration officials. Their top priority was spotlighting an increase in hate crimes nationwide against Muslims and Jews.

But their conversation with members of the Trump administration took a different direction than they had originally anticipated: members found themselves seeking reassurances that new leadership at the Justice Department was committed to longstanding practices combating religious and ethnic discrimination.

“It went very well,” Farooq Kathwari, president and CEO of Ethan Allen and co-chairman of the council, told The Jerusalem Post. “They said that their objective is to make sure people are treated fairly, and that they wouldn’t do anything based on religion. So it was promising.”

In an open letter to Congress, the council declared opposition to “any ban on refugee or other immigration to the United States based on religion,” specifically referring to the president’s January 27 executive order. The White House insists that the order does not amount to a Muslim ban, although its most fervent supporters and critics alike believe the measure is motivated by the president’s expressed desire to keep foreign- born Muslims out of the homeland.

The project has attracted esteemed figures from the Jewish community, including David Harris of the American Jewish Committee, former ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Joshua Davidson and the Rabbinical Assembly’s Julie Schonfeld, Rep. Steve Israel and former senators Joe Lieberman and Norm Coleman.

“We’ve been discussing this for many, many months – challenges faced by both the Jewish and the Muslim communities in terms of hate crimes that are only increasing,” Kathwari said. “So we have to keep that in mind.

And we also felt that it was time to get the message across that we actually can work together.

“It just so happens that now, of course, the environment is such that this kind of discussion is all the more important,” Kathwari added.

In the evening, a reception was held in the Senate with the support of Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland. Several sitting congressmen, former senators and diplomats were in attendance.

“During World War II, it was the St. Louis that had Jewish families trying to escape Nazi Germany that arrived at our borders, not allowed to enter,” Cardin said at the “particularly timely” event.

“It’s particularly disturbing that today we are saying that there’s a different test for a Muslim coming to America.

That sends chilling signals for what this nation stands for.

“So we need to work together to reserve the values of America,” Cardin added.

“The Jewish community, the Muslim community – we have a lot in common. And we are both here in America to build a better nation, and a stronger nation.”

Daubing Swastikas: An Honored Jewish Tradition


by Revilo P. Oliver

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE a Jew in some community in this country has a romp. He paints a swastika on the side of his barn or his store or his house or a synagogue and then yells for the local press. A photographer rushes out and poses a couple beside the horrid swastika — usually a porcine Jewess with a male shrimp or a balloon-shaped male with a cadaverous female — and they try to look woebegone and to tremble with fear lest the terrible Nazis return at any minute and stuff them into the awful gas-chambers that weren’t at Auschwitz.

The local editor has a conniption fit, beating his breast and tearing his hair because Americans aren’t so full of love that they kill “racists” on sight. All the local holy men vie with each other as they foam at the mouth, exhort, and howl for blood. Local chambers of commerce and “service clubs” advertise themselves with irate and silly resolutions. Scores of dumb bunnies apologize for the existence of their sinful race and parade their tender hearts, bleeding for the oppressed Children of God. And the Jews exercise self-control to avoid snickering in public.

In the November issue of Spearhead, a correspondent quotes from a book by one Michael Friedland entitled Sophie. It is a biography of a Kikess named Sophie Tucker, whose obscene contortions and ditties earned her the title of “Red Hot Mama” in the 1930s as she did her part in carrying out her race’s policy: First defile, and then destroy. According to Friedland:

There were problems of another sort in the East End music halls. The Fascist threat was growing, and Sophie’s own Jewish people, perhaps still her loyalest audience of all, were all showing great anxiety. Sir Oswald Mosley threatened to become the British Hitler and was growing politically fat on a diet of Jew-baiting. Sophie sensed the mood of the folks about whom she sang in one of her hit songs of the year, ‘My People,’ and decided to turn the air of fear into a publicity stunt.

She hired — with great coverage of the results in the British press — a gang of youths to throw stones at her but making very sure they would all miss. She then revealed that she had been attacked by members of the British Union of Fascists.

Jewish entertainer “Sophie Tucker”

It’s an old tribal custom. I’ll bet that when the predators first infiltrated Canaan and began agitating for godliness and “social justice” to incite the stupid Semites to fight each other, they painted the Canaanite symbol on their shops and then bawled and snivelled about how persecuted they were.

Source: Liberty Bell magazine, March 1988 (h/t National Vanguard)

This photo of Jewish and Muslim kids protesting Trump’s immigrant ban has gone viral

This image of a Muslim girl and Jewish boy has been retweeted over 220,000 times. (Screenshot from Nuccio DiNuzzo/Twitter)

Thousands of demonstrators — including many Jews — flooding airports across the country this past weekend to protest President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Internet has been saturated with images from the various protests.

But this photograph has perhaps resonated the most on social media.

The photo, taken by Chicago Tribune photographer Nuccio DiNuzzo, shows a Jewish boy wearing a kippah and a Muslim girl wearing a hijab holding protest signs while they both sit on their fathers’ shoulders at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Jewish boy’s father’s sign, like many other Jewish-themed signs seen at this weekend’s protests, references the Holocaust.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the photo has been liked over 220,000 times on Twitter and retweeted over 110,000 times.

It has also been shared on Facebook thousands of times, including by former San Francisco mayor and current California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.

DiNuzzo identified the Muslim father and daughter as Fatih and Meryem Yildirim of Schaumburg, Illinois, and the Jewish father and son as Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell and Adin Bendat-Appell of Deerfield, Illinois. Rabbi Bendat-Appell is program director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Center for Jewish Mindfulness in Chicago.

Bendat-Appell explained to the Tribune that Adin’s maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors who themselves spent time in refugee camps.

“Our tradition is not ambiguous about remembering our history for the sake of acting out in this world today,” he said.

Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too


Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too – Henry Makow. 4 of 5 Judges for Gay Marriage are Jewish

(1) Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too – Henry Makow

(2) Sonia Sotomayor is “Hispanic” but Jewish too

(3) Sonia Sotomayor’s mother was born Celina Baez

(4) Baez is a Sephardic Jewish surname –

(5) Soto is a Sephardic Jewish Name – Sephardic Genealogy Resources

(6) Mayer is a Sephardic Jewish Name –

(7) Of the nine (9) U.S. Supreme Court justices, four(4) are Jews or partial Jews

(8) Rockefellers are Jews of Sephardic descent

(9) Rockefellers’ Museum in Jerusalem

(10) Malcolm H. Stern, “Americans of Jewish Descent”, says Rockefellers are Sephardic

(11) The Sephardic Jews: Birmingham Tells Story of Spain’s Best Subjects



(1) Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too – Henry Makow


Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:52:38 -0400

Subject: Re: Jewish Judges (3 of 5) bring Gay Marriage to America

From: Henry Makow <>



Sonia S is Jewish

(2) Sonia Sotomayor is “Hispanic” but Jewish too

Identity Politics: Is Sotomayor a Latina or an Illuminati Jewess?

–Reader asks

It appears that Sonia Sotomayor will be placed on the Supreme Court; the girl who was brought up as a Catholic, but during her her days at University belonged to the Latino organization and all went to Sunday mass except her – Imao, sounds like an echo in the room with the likes of Nancy Pelosi who is another yenta; speaks Yiddish fluently, but this Italian gal can’t speak Italian – the Pope knew and he gave her a 15 minute interview with a smile on his face.

Sonia’s family originated in Spain during the late 1400’s and then fled to Portugal; then on the Chile, Puerto Rico, and US over hundreds of years. There is a very special website that gives the names of all Sephardic Jews in the world and one only has to research: Soto, Mayor, Sotomayor, and her mom’s maiden name of Baez; not to mention a simple look at photos of her and the mother.

This is a satanic movement who is stacking people in all the important positions of power. This all reminds me of the good Catholic boy called Hugh Hefner who finally came out of the closet a few years ago to admit he was really a [Sabbatean] Jew.

See also “Sotomayor and the Crypto Jew”


Another reader:

“Sottomayor are a powerful Banking Family in Portugal…

All Sottomayor’s are in some way connected to the Banking Empire.”


Makow comment: She is divorced with no children. She was a member of the women’s only (lesbian?) “Belizean Club” patterned on the Illuminati

(homosexual) Bohemian Grove. […]

(3) Sonia Sotomayor’s mother was born Celina Baez

Sonia Sotomayor Fast Facts

CNN Library

Updated 0110 GMT (0810 HKT) June 23, 2015

Here’s a look at the life of Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Birth date: June 25, 1954

Birth place: New York, New York

Birth name: Sonia Maria Sotomayor

Father: Juan Sotomayor, a factory worker

Mother: Celina (Baez) Sotomayor, a retired nurse […]

Religion: Roman Catholic […]

First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. […]

(4) Baez is a Sephardic Jewish surname –

Baez      (A)          Expensive shop

(5) Soto is a Sephardic Jewish Name – Sephardic Genealogy Resources

Some Sephardic Names

Origins and meanings


Sephardic Genealogy Resources

Name                  Variants                               Origin                    Meaning              Notes

De Soto                Soto, Del Soto                   Spanish                Swamp

Soto                       De Soto, Del Soto             Spanish                Marshland

(6) Mayer is a Sephardic Jewish Name –

A Research Tool for

Sephardic Genealogy / Jewish Genealogy

by Harry Stein

We changed the face of Sephardic genealogy research.


Mayer   (L)           Mayor

Mayo    (S)          Month of May

Mayor   (P)          Big, larger

Soto       (P)                         Substitute

Soto (del)            (S)          From the woods

Sotto     (P)                         From the woods

(7) Of the nine (9) U.S. Supreme Court justices, four(4) are Jews or partial Jews


Of the nine (9) U.S. Supreme Court justices, four(4) are Jews or partial Jews. This is a numerical representation of 44%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews are over-represented among the U.S. Supreme Court justices by a factor of

22 times(2,200 percent).

(1) Sonia Sotomayor’s mother’s maiden name is “Baez,” which is a Sephardic Jewish surname […]

(8) Rockefellers are Jews of Sephardic descent

Are Rockefellers & Sotomayor Illuminati Jews?

(Jay Rockefeller, left)

by Willie Marti

A book overlooked by most people and published for sale mainly within the Jewish community states that the Rockefellers are Jews of Sephardic descent (meaning Spanish and Portuguese Jews). The work was published only for Jews some years ago. The work was compiled by the Jewish historian Malcolm H. Stern and entitled “Americans of Jewish Descent.”

That book weighed 10 pounds and gave the history of 25,000 Jewish individuals in America. It is extremely interesting to note that only

550 copies of the book were printed and each copy was consecutively numbered. The book was delivered to the top Jewish community leaders in America for their personal reference files in dealing with and contacting Jews who are “Marranos” (those Jews who “PRETEND” to be Christians in their community but secretly hold to their Jewish faith and race when among their own kind.)

Stephen Birmingham in “The Grandees” reports: “Who would expect to find the Rockefellers in the book.” Stern’s work traces what he calls the “Nobility of Jewry – the Sephardim who lived in Spain and Portugal as princes of the land.” Many centuries ago the Jews flooded into Spain in great numbers and through usury and stealth became vast land owners. The Jews controlled both Spain and Portugal through their monopoly over the finances of the country.

It was in 1492 that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain expelled the Jews from their country and confiscated their ill-gotten wealth. It was during this period that the Rockefeller family moved to the Turkish Empire which welcomed the Jews at that time, believing them to be a “poor persecuted people.”

The grandfather of our former Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, admitted that his family once moved from Turkey to France. It was from France that they moved to America. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., was a wealthy man even before he took over Standard Oil Co., which made their family one of the richest in the world. No one has ever explained how this family came into such wealth as soon as they arrived in America from France.

There is no known information on how the Rockefellers came into huge amounts of money in France. Some thing they got their money from the Rothschilds and were originally their agents in buying up Christian businesses in America. “Marranos” are Jews who “PRETEND” to convert to Christianity so as to deceive Christians in their business dealings, but secretly continued to practice Judaism in private rituals. For this reason, a Marrano family like the Rockefellers would make the perfect tool for the Rothschilds of France who have for centuries used secret agents to carry on their work.

(Left, Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem)

“The Thunderbolt” was the first publication to bring Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller’s Jewish ancestry to public attention. This information finally explains why he has always been able to work so closely with Jewish interests and why his administration as Governor of New York was loaded down with Jews from top to bottom. His political campaigns of the past were always directed by Jews and he was always the support of the Jewish community in all of his political races.

Normally the Jews would not support a Christian multi-millionaire for political office because they would be afraid they could not control him after the election. The fact that Jewish community leaders have long known that the Rockefellers were fellow Jews goes a long way in explaining why the organized Jewish community has always supported the Rockefeller’s political ambitions. Now we can see why Nelson and David Rockefeller boosted his fellow Jew Henry Kissinger into the Nixon administration and Kissinger in turn has used his position to bring his fellow Jew, Rockefeller into power.

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Letter from a reader:

My mother knew a retired opera singer who sang with Caruso and who also dined with the Rockefellers when she toured Europe – she played Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Milan among other venues.

She got invited to their home, I guess, because this was the heyday of opera. She told my mother a lot of things and was on to the global elitist issue way back then.

She stated that the Rockefellers were from Turkey and their original name was (and I can only sound this out, not spell it) Raw-gen-mute

which apparently was the name they used in Turkey. She said the servants at the house told her that (and a few other things) […]

(9) Rockefellers’ Museum in Jerusalem

The Establishment of the Museum

During a visit to Palestine in 1925, James Henry Breasted of the Oriental Institute in Chicago noted the lack of a proper archaeological museum in Jerusalem. Though the Department of Antiquities boasted a modest display, it did not include the majority of the important finds that had come to light in recent years.

Upon his return to the United States, Breasted approached philanthropist John David Rockefeller, Jr. and persuaded him to donate two million dollars toward the construction and maintenance of an archaeological museum in Jerusalem. Shortly thereafter, the 32-dunam plot of Karm el-Sheikh was purchased from the al-Halili family. The chief architect of the Mandatory Department of Public Works, Austen St. Barbe Harrison, was entrusted with the design of the new museum. The Italian firm De Farro was put in charge of construction.

The cornerstone of the Palestine Archaeological Museum, commonly called the Rockefeller Museum, was laid on June 19, 1930 in the presence of the British High Commissioner, Sir John Chancellor, but construction was delayed for another three years due to the discovery of ancient graves on the site and the search for a suitable type of building stone (ultimately quarried near Shechem and along the route to Jericho).

Despite the fact that the building was completed in 1935, the Museum only opened its doors to the public on January 13, 1938. The official ceremony that had been scheduled to take place two days earlier was cancelled, owing to the murder of British archaeologist G. L. Starkey, who had been attacked by fellahin en route to the festivities. Around the Museum, olive trees from the vicinity of Bethlehem (between 50 and

100 years old), as well other indigenous flora, were planted.

(10) Malcolm H. Stern, “Americans of Jewish Descent”, says Rockefellers are Sephardic

From: Paul Bustion<> Date: 11 September 2014 14:13

[…] You may have been correct that the Rockefellers are Jewish in origin. Dr. Malcom H. Stern, author of Americans of Jewish Descent, a genealogical list published in 1960 found the Rockefellers, among other families, to be of Jewish ancestry, according to this article, The Sephardic Jews: Birmingham Tells Story of Spain’s Best Subjects in the Los Angeles Times reprinted by the Tuscaloosa News April 4, 1971.,590825

“The cornerstone of Birmingham’s book [The Grandees: America’s Sephardic Elite] is remarkable work by Malcolm H. Stern, “Americans of Jewish Descent”, which appeared in 1960, and which traced genealogically, the ancestry of some 25,000 American Jews. He found that some of the oldest families in the social register had Sephardic ancestors, the Delanceys, the Rockefellers, the Stevensons, the Tiffanies, the van Rennsellaers.”


(11) The Sephardic Jews: Birmingham Tells Story of Spain’s Best Subjects,590825

Los Angeles Times, reprinted by the Tuscaloosa News April 4, 1971

“The Grandees: America’s Sephardic Elite,” by Stephen Birmingham (Harper and Row, $10)

{reviewed} by Robert Kirsch

The Los Angeles Times

On Dec. 17, 1968, a story datelined Madrid appeared in the New York

Times: “Four hundred and seventy-six years after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ordered the Jews expelled from Spain, the Spanish Government declared tonight that the order was void.”

For the 100,000 Sephardic Jews in the United States, many of them descended from nobele families of Spain, and now the elite of American Jewry, the private response could be summed up: “It’s about time.”

Stephen Birmingham, author of the study of German Jews in America, “Our Crowd,”, has now addressed himself to “The Grandees: Jews have risen to social and cultural heights, the Sephardim still regard those who came to America after 1840 – Kuhbs {sic}, Loebs, Schiffs, Warburgs, Lehmans, Guggenheims – as upstarts.

The names of the Sephardic Jews have a Spanish ring: De Sola, Gomez, Lopez, Cardozo, Hendirckls, and, sometimes, Nathan. They are descendants of the statesmen and poets, physicians and bankers, judges and philosophers who rose to great heights in the golden age of Spain. Some left Spain in 1492; others became Marranos, secret Jews. Spain’s aristocracy became translated into the top social level of America.

It was no easy task to bring this story through centuries of American history. “The old Sephardic families continue to comprise a tight-knit, proud and aristocratic elite who know who is ‘one of us’ and who is not.

They lead lives of wealth, exclusivity, privacy, a privacy so deep that few people remember that they still exist – which is just what the Sephardim prefer, for the Sephardim have by nature been shy, reticient, the opposite of pushy.”

The cornerstone of Birmingham’s book is a remarkable work by Malcolm H.

Stern, “Americans of Jewish Descent,”, which appeared in 1960, and which traced genealogically, the ancestry of some 25,000 American Jews. He found that some of the oldest families in the Social Register had Sephardic ancestors: Delanceys, the Rockefellers, the Stevensons, the Tiffanys, the Van Rensselaers.

Not only wealth contributed to this sense of specialness. These interconnected families produced judges, philanthropists, army and navy officers, doctors, poets. […]

Birmingham relates the early history of the Sephardim in Spain, and after their dispersal in the Netherlands, Brazil, Turkey and England. […]

Refugee ban calls Jewish asylum bids into question

JTA — A year after they submitted their application for asylum in the United States, Shahi and his mother expected to be let in.

As Iranian Jews who applied for asylum through a federally recognized agency for refugee status, their case was expected to be simple.

Shahi (not his real name) is in his late 20s and already has two sisters waiting for him and their mother. As of now, mother and son are in a third transit country.

But the lives of Shahi’s family were plunged into further uncertainty on Friday when President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending the admission of all refugees into the United States for four months. The order also imposes a 90-day ban on entry visas to all citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran.

Too fearful to return to Iran, Shahi and his mother don’t know whether they will be eligible to enter the US in the foreseeable future. Trump is said to be mulling suspending indefinitely the intake of refugees from countries deemed “of concern.” The family is also unsure how long the transit country will agree to continue hosting them while the US is stalling their application.

Protesters gather at the Los Angeles International airport's Tom Bradley terminal to demonstrate against President Trump's executive order effectively banning citizens from seven Muslim majority countries. (AFP PHOTO / Konrad Fiedler)

Shahi’s relatives are among several Jewish families and several hundreds of non-Jewish ones handled by HIAS, the former Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a 135-year-old Jewish agency that assists refugees and asylum seekers. The US-based agency once focused on helping Jews flee persecution in Europe, but is now working mostly with non-Jews in 30 countries, and has been recognized for decades as an immigration facilitator by the Department of Justice.

“There are hundreds and hundreds of people with approval notices who can’t come to the States now,” the group’s CEO, Mark Hetfield, told JTA on Sunday.

Of the approximately 85,000 refugees admitted into the United States last year, HIAS was responsible for resettling 3,884 – including 159 Jews, among them 89 from Iran and several others from Yemen.

Hetfield said that some of the families processed by HIAS already received a refugee visa, but were turned away at airports while trying to enter.

“This inhumane act was done in the most inhumane way possible,” he said, underlining the outrage that on Saturday brought thousands of people to protest the executive order on refugees and Muslim countries at airports around the country. Many Jews participated in the rally, and Jewish community groups have vocally opposed the executive order.

On Saturday, a federal judge in Brooklyn issued a stay of removal for the estimated 100 to 200 people detained at American airports under Trump’s order — some of them children and US legal permanent residents.

But that was only a partial victory for pro-refugee activists.

A non-Jewish family of asylum seekers from Syria who, despite having obtained visas on January 20 to enter the US as refugees following a Homeland Security Department vetting, was turned back to their camp in Jordan on January 27. Citing Trump’s order, airline officials did not let the family — a mother and daughters aged 5 and 8 — fly to the US, Hetfield said.

Protesters against Donald Trump's executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria gather at JFK International Airport in New York on January 28, 2017. (BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

The mother and her daughters are seeking to reunite with their father, who is already in Connecticut. They were let back into Jordan, “but in such cases, there is a risk that people who leave to become refugees in the United States will not be let back in, or worse,” Hetfield added.

The Zionist Organization of America was one of the few Jewish groups to praise the executive order on refugees enthusiastically, hailing it for addressing “notable failings of the US vetting process.”

“Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase the likelihood that terrorists will use any means possible to enter the United States,” Trump’s executive order on refugees states.

While it acknowledges that security vetting for visa applicants was toughened following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the order says that the shutdown is necessary to carry out a review to make sure the current vetting tools can “determine that the individual seeking the benefit is who the individual claims to be and is not a security or public-safety threat.”

But Hetfield says that the current vetting procedure is so stringent that “terrorists are not going to look to [the] refugee program as a way in. They are going to try a less intrusive method. We don’t have any worries about it.”

Hetfield could not provide figures for how often asylum seekers are denied visas for security reasons — partly because Homeland Security neither specifies its reason for turning down applications nor offers recourse for appealing it.

Whereas the United Nations estimates that there are about 1 million people who meet its definition of a refugee — not including Palestinians, who have a different refugee classification — only several hundred thousand of them have been offered resettlement.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and some lawmakers there suggested that their country would be willing to take refugees affected by the White House crackdown, but have presented no concrete plans on how and when this would be done.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking during a press conference on the last day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima, November 20, 2016. (AFP/RAFAEL ZARAUZ)

Rather than encourage other countries to take in refugees turned down by the US, Hetfield fears that Trump’s executive order is more likely to have the opposite effect: Other countries will be less willing to bring in refugees.

“If the United States, that has led by example, decides its vetting process isn’t safe enough, well, that will have huge implications for other countries,” Hetfield said.

The fact that the order came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is “especially painful,” he added, because “the international law pertaining to refugees today is a direct result of the Holocaust and the failure to act and protect Jews trying to leave Germany and Austria” and other places in war-torn Europe before and during World War II.

Another immigration professional from the United States, herself a refugee from the Middle East, said she believed that the language of the executive order signals that when it comes to the Muslim world, the Trump administration seeks to turn its refugee program primarily into an “escape route for non-Muslims.” She asked not to be quoted by name because “things are too unclear right now to make an official statement.”

She cited a passage of the executive order that speaks of “changes, to the extent permitted by law, to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.”

But that’s not a good thing for religious minorities in Iran and elsewhere, the professional said.

“Just as Iranian Jews have long been flagged as a fifth column because they are welcome to resettle in Israel,” she said, “now the same will happen to all the other members of religious minorities” in the region.