Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Something for the Baron

Banker Baron Edouard de Rothschild, 77, was grateful but hardly impressed. At Ottawa last week the Court of Exchequer decided in his favor an international rowdedow involving a mere $22,000.

Baron de Rothschild once possessed one of the five great fortunes of France. In 1935 his personal holdings alone were estimated at $55,000,000, and the assets of the Rothschild bank in France were said to be $600,000,000. In 1940, the Vichy government confiscated the Rothschild properties in France (after the Baron had emplaned with his family for the U.S., where he has since made his home). But the Baron probably...

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