7 user 1 critic

Die Rothschilds (1940)

Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.



(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hans Westmar (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This Nazi propaganda film purports to show the story of a Nazi Storm Trooper named Horst Wessel--here called "Hans Westmar"--who took part in street brawls and assassinations in Berlin in ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Wenzler
Stars: Emil Lohkamp, Paul Wegener, Heinrich Heilinger
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood.

Director: Hans Steinhoff
Stars: Jürgen Ohlsen, Heinrich George, Berta Drews
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Filming of the performance show the Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Army) made during the Reichsparteitag of the NSDAP in Nurnberg 1935. Showing the readiness and the will of the newly build ... See full summary »

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler
Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Documentary tracing the history of the Jewish people from the destruction of the temple in AD 70 to the modern-day nation of Israel.

Director: Paul Wittenberger
Stars: Steven L. Anderson, Texe Marrs, Leo Abrami
Jud Süß (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg begins his reign promising to rule with loyalty and honesty, but the treasurer Süß Oppenheimer corrupts him, causing the citizens to complain and pushing Württemberg to the brink of civil war.

Director: Veit Harlan
Stars: Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Söderbaum, Heinrich George
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Der Sieg des Glaubens (English: The Victory of Faith, Victory of Faith, or Victory of the Faith) (1933) is the first propaganda film directed by Leni Riefenstahl. Her film recounts the ... See full summary »

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess
Hellstorm (2015)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.

Director: Kyle Hunt
Stars: Gerhard Ausmeier, John DeNugent, Thomas Goodrich
Tucker Carlson Tonight (TV Series 2016)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Powerful analysis and spirited debates with guests from across the political and cultural spectrum.

Stars: Tucker Carlson, Mark Steyn, Ed Henry
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Wise
Stars: Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Sheigo Arai, Jack Beresford, Ralf Berzsenyi


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Carl Kuhlmann ...
Nathan Rothschild
Albert Lippert ...
James Rothschild
Ludwig Linkmann ...
Leib Herch - Mayer Amschels Faktotum
Hans Stiebner ...
Bronstein - Nathans Agent
Bruno Hübner ...
Ruthworth - Nathans Agent
Herbert Hübner ...
Turner - Banker
Albert Florath ...
Bearing - Banker
Sylvia - Turners Gattin
Gisela Uhlen ...
Phyllis - Bearings Tochter
Herbert Wilk ...
George Crayton
Waldemar Leitgeb ...
Lord Wellington
Walter Franck ...
Herries - Oberkommissar des englischen Schatsamtes
Bernhard Minetti ...
Fouché - Herzog von Otranto, Napoleons Polizeiminister
König Ludwig XVII von Frankreich


Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Biography | Drama





Release Date:

17 July 1940 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Rothschildok részvényei Waterlooban  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The final title card claims that after the movie was finished the last members of the Rothschild family left Europe. However many members stayed, even in Germany. Theodor Rothschild was managing a orphan's home and a Jewish School in Stuttgart, where he helped other Jews immigrating from Germany, before he was was transported to the concentration camp. Jacob Rothschild, who was born in 1936 and was 4 years old while the movie was done worked for his father Victor's branch "Rothschild and Sons" in London until 1980. And these are just a few examples for this event, hidden in this propaganda movie. See more »


The name of the banker's family Baring is credited as "Bearing". See more »


Featured in Verbotene Filme (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Antisemitic propaganda
18 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is one of Nazi Germany's most vicious antisemitic films. It was released in 1940, the most antisemitic year movie-wise throughout the entire Nazi era with Veit Harlan's Jud Süss and Fritz Hippler's and Joseph Goebbels' Der ewige Jude being released later the same year. Die Rothschilds is not nearly as notorious as the other two films but still the antisemitic message is crystal clear. In the final episode the protagonist, Nathan Rothschild, draws lines on an imaginary map of Europe from London to Vienna to Napoli to Frankfurt to Jerusalem to mark cities under Jewish control having thereby drawn the Star of David. As in Jud Süss the film concludes with a written text intended for the German audience of 1940. The text explains that the descendants of the Rothschild family are now on the run away from Europe as refugees (thanks to National Socialism) but that the struggle against Britain continues. Today we know that the Holocaust was initiated in 1941.

14 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page