This Day in Jewish History / The Man Who Would Bankroll Prussia’s Wars Is Born

Gerson von Bleichroeder, the first unconverted Jewish Prussian noble, worked with the Prussian elites - and labored to free eastern European Jews.

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December 22, 1822, is the birthdate of Gerson von Bleichroeder, the German-Jewish banker who was a close adviser and confidant to Otto von Bismarck, the Prussian chancellor who engineered the unification of...