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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.

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Erich Waschneck

Writers:

Mirko Jelusich (story), C.M. Köhn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erich Ponto ... Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Carl Kuhlmann Carl Kuhlmann ... Nathan Rothschild
Albert Lippert Albert Lippert ... James Rothschild
Ludwig Linkmann Ludwig Linkmann ... Leib Herch - Mayer Amschels Faktotum
Hans Stiebner Hans Stiebner ... Bronstein - Nathans Agent
Bruno Hübner Bruno Hübner ... Ruthworth - Nathans Agent
Herbert Hübner ... Turner - Banker
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... Bearing - Banker
Hilde Weissner ... Sylvia - Turners Gattin
Gisela Uhlen Gisela Uhlen ... Phyllis - Bearings Tochter
Herbert Wilk Herbert Wilk ... George Crayton
Waldemar Leitgeb Waldemar Leitgeb ... Lord Wellington
Walter Franck Walter Franck ... Herries - Oberkommissar des englischen Schatsamtes
Bernhard Minetti Bernhard Minetti ... Fouché - Herzog von Otranto, Napoleons Polizeiminister
Hans Leibelt ... König Ludwig XVII von Frankreich
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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.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 July 1940 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rothschildok részvényei Waterlooban See more »

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Production Co:

Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Nathan Rothschild's gold deals began in 1809, not in 1806 as showed in the movie. See more »

Connections

Edited into Deutschland, erwache! (1968) See more »

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Antisemitic propaganda
18 April 2010 | by goethe455See 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.


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