Jacob Schiff and His Cohort

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance book series (PSHF)


The area of Frankfurt where Schiff was born in 1847 was the epicentre of the Jewish community in that city, and, due to restrictions on Jewish ownership of property, houses had historically been partitioned to allow for multiple families to live under one roof. Intriguingly, a property his family had occupied a century before Schiff was born had also been owned and lived in by an earlier generation of the Rothschilds.

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  1. 1.National Real Estate ForumBeverly HillsUSA

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