"The International Jew" Study Hour - Episode 72

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2013-11-07 16:44

Nov. 7, 2013

Carolyn Yeager and Hadding Scott read and comment on Chapter 67, “The Jewish Associates of Benedict Arnold.”

We begin the story (that will continue in the next two chapters) of the notorious  Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold (pictured right). TIJ traces the association Arnold made with the Jew David Solesbury Franks, of the Moses Franks extended family of war suppliers and contractors. Highlights:

  • Jews throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were the main army purveyors to princes and governments;
  • Journals of the Continental Congress contain numerous entries of payments made to Jews;
  • “The principal defect in Benedict Arnold’s character was his love of money”;
  • In Montreal, General Arnold and Solesbury Franks formed a business relationship, with the latter mysteriously becoming an officer in the American army and Arnold’s aide;
  •  Arnold used his position to seize large quantities of goods without proper accounting, and soon the American Army became suspicious of him.

Note: We are using the Noontide Press publication of The International Jew — The World’s Foremost Problem which can be found online here as a pdf file.