Vienna (Dec. 24)
The Social Democratic papers and the papers of the Left Democratic Parties here have joined the antisemitic Hitlerist papers to-day in violent denunciations of “international Jewish finance” and the Rothschilds? over the Government bill carried in Parliament to-day for regulating the affairs of the Credit-Anstalt, of which Baron Louis de Rothschild is head.
The Vienna Rothschilds are nothing more than the resident representatives of international Jewish finance in the Austrian colony of Jewish world capital, the papers write, and the people of Austria are nothing more than the slaves of Jewish world capital.
Even the Austrian Parliament has surrendered its sovereignty to the Jewish capitalists, they say, because our Prime Minister actually held up the sitting of Parliament which was dealing with the Government bill while he telephoned to Mr. Lionel de Rothschild, in London, to ask him whether the Government measure meets with his approval.
The “Arbeiter Zeitung”, the chief organ of the Austrian Socialist Party (which was founded and for many years edited by a Jew, the late Dr. Victor Adler, whose son, Dr. Friedrich Adler, is now the Secretary of the Second Socialist International is beside itself at what it describes as “the adaptation of the affairs of the Austrian State to the wishes of the Rothschilds.
The Government Party is no longer a “Christian Socialist Party”, but a “Rothschild Socialist Party”, it declares, and the new laws regulating the Credit-Anstalt mean the enslavement of the Christian people of Austria on the very eve of Christmas to the international Jewish bankers and to Jewish world capital.
When the Austrian Credit-Anstalt fell into difficulties last May and the Government stepped in to help the Rothschild House to save the Bank, the general expression of opinion in the entire Austrian press, including the antisemitic papers, was that the Rothschilds had by their prompt action prevented a financial catastrophe, which would have overwhelmed half Europe.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Ender, and the Minister of Finance, Dr. Juch, made a declaration at a press reception that no blame whatever attached to the administration of the Credit-Anstalt, of which Baron Louis de Rothschild was President, everything being in proper order and the difficulty of the Bank being caused solely by the responsibilities which it had assumed in taking over the Boden Credit-Anstalt and the depreciation of securities caused by the economic depression. The intervention of the State, it was pointed out, was essential, since the Credit-Anstalt had assumed the liabilities of the Boden Credit-Anstalt on the urgent demand of the Government, which, together with the National Bank, had assured the Rothschild House that they would help to cover any losses which would result on the absorption.
Mr. Lionel de Rothschild of the London firm of Messrs. N. M. Rothschild and Sons, represents the large number of British shareholders in the Credit-Anstalt and the British capital involved in the affairs of the Bank.