Who was he: Max Warburg was a very successful Jewish-German-American banker and his brother, Paul Warburg, was one of the major promoters for the establishment of the American Federal Reserve System in the United States. During World War One, Max Warburg was director of M.M. Warburg and Company in Hamburg, Germany and an advisor to Kaiser Wilhelm II. He finally emigrated to America in 1938.
Prior to the Russian Revolution in 1917, Warburg was involved in financing the Bolshevik (Communist) movement, which was the German policy of promoting communism in order to get Russia out of the war by formenting a communist revolution. This would allow the army to transfer troops from the Eastern Front to the West and achieve victory over France and England before American troops arrived.
There were many non-Jewish supporters and financial institutions which also helped to fund the Russian Revolution in the early 20th Century – just as years later they helped fund and support the Nazi political movement as a means to control and limit the spread of communism to Europe in the 1930's.
Max Warburg was undoubtedly a major player in supporting the power-elite-controlled Federal Reserve and also what eventually became the USSR. These were anti-freedom legacies that are typical of how the monetary elites have operated. War, financial crises and political revolutions are the major profit centers of the international banking elite and Max Warburg's life shows us the negative effect a single individual can have on freedom.
Background: Max M. Warburg was born on June 5, 1867 and was involved in the Warburg family banking business up until – and even after – Hitler came to power in 1933. Max Warburg, like many German Jews, hoped they could wait out the Nazi political problems. In fact, Max even accepted an appointment to the German central bank – the Reichsbank – under bank governo, Hjalmar Schacht. Soon the German Reichbank began to chart a "Germany first" course, which broke its former ties and cooperation with the rest of the European and American central banks.
Working together in a unified way, Western monetary elites – through the Bank of International Settlements based in Basel, Switzerland – continued to support or at least tolerate the German war effort.
Max Warburg was also on the board of a major industrial conglomerate, IG Farben, which had been originally formed by the Rothschilds in 1925, together with other foreign Anglo-American interests. Warburg was ousted from the board in 1938, out of fears his Jewish ethnicity would allow the company to be confiscated and seized as a "Jewish Company."
Most of the Warburg family successfully immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1938, and their family and banking interests continue today.