Those Damn German Bankers

When Deutsche Bank announced this week that they were picking up a five percent share in Israel’s Bank Leumi, there were doubtlessly numerous execs at the German firm thinking, "Finally, something for which we won’t get stuck paying reparations."

Timing, however, is everything, and within a day, it was announced that a group of Holocaust survivors were suing the bank for funds, which they claim that relatives had deposited in the bank’s forerunner, the Jewish Colonial Trust, back before the war. Maybe it’s coincidence, but if Bank Leumi is found liable, I guess we can always blame it on you-know-who.

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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