FRANCE: Senator Maurice

Threats and rumors of a sensational libel suit refocussed French attention last week on one of the most spectacular figures in the National Assembly, Baron Maurice de Rothschild, Senator of France.

Bald, paunchy and sallow, Baron Maurice is a grandson of James Rothschild, clever, redheaded Frankfort Jew who founded the French branch of his House, backed the governments of Louis Philippe and Napoleon III and was bitterly assailed in French Republican papers as "Rothschild I, King of the Jews."

The brilliance of Grandson Maurice centres in his...

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