Get Adobe Flash player

Part Eleven Of “Nazi Germany: Return Of The Holy Roman Empire” Series


In 814, German Catholic King Charlemagne created the Capitulary for the Jews. They were a series of laws to protect the Holy Roman Empire’s Economy:

“1. Let no Jew presume to take in pledge or for any debt any of the goods of the Church in gold, silver, or other form, from any Christian. But if he presume to do so, which God forbid, let all his goods be seized and let his right hand be cut off.

2. Let no Jew presume to take any Christian in pledge for any Jew or Christian, nor let him do anything worse; but if he presume to do so, let him make reparation according to his law, and at the same time he shall lose both pledge and debt.

3. Let no Jew presume to have a money-changer’s table in his house, nor shall he presume to sell wine, grain, or other commodities there. But if it be discovered that he has done so all his goods shall be taken away from him, and he shall be imprisoned until he is brought into our presence.

4. Concerning the oath of the Jews against the Christians. Place sorrel twice around his body from head to feet; he ought to stand when he takes his oath, and he should have in his right hand the five books of Moses according to his law, and if he cannot have them in Hebrew he shall have them in Latin. “May the God who gave the law to Moses on Mount Sinai help me, and may the leprosy of Naamon the Syrian come upon me as it came upon him, and may the earth swallow me as it swallowed Dathan and Abiron, I have not committed evil against you in this cause.”

This source can be viewed on the University of Fordham website:


These laws were significant because they reaffirmed the Catholic economic system that developed after the Benedictine monks converted the German tribes. The Benedictines introduced their motto “ora et labora” (pray and work), which became the motto of the German people.

The Holy Roman Empire became the political and economic expression of the Catholic Church in the world. The German people settled down, became farmers, and formed an economic system based on human labor.

This Catholic economic system was historically unique because it appreciated manual labor. Many ancient civilizations throughout history have collapsed due to wealthy bankers and money lenders who exploit the monetary system and secure wealth without any real labor.

By contrast, this economic system recognized that the source of economic value is manual labor. Human labor was valued and appreciated as the basis of the economy. Therefore, it was the opposite of ancient and modern economies that depend on slavery or money lending.


King Charlemagne and his Capitulary for the Jews established the economic foundation for the Holy Roman Empire, which lasted for more than one thousand years.

However, this Catholic economic system was eventually corrupted by increased international trade and taxation.

As cities expanded and trade grew, merchants and financers gained more wealth and power without doing any manual work. The increased tax revenue also expanded the size of local governments.

The greed of what would later be named “Capitalism” led political rulers to expand their control and ignore their duty to the people. They passed taxes without the consent of the people and rapidly increased government spending.

The balance of power within the Holy Roman Empire was disrupted by these changing economic conditions. These rulers demanded more soldiers and taxes from these villages to expand their control. The autonomy of the local, self sufficient Catholic communities was destroyed.

The Holy Roman Empire was torn apart by the Protestant Reformation and these economic changes. The Reichstag, the legislative body of the Holy Roman Empire, transformed into a battleground and a power struggle between the Holy Roman Emperor and local rulers.

Eventually, many of these local rulers used the Protestant Reformation as an excuse to break away and promote their own economic interests. They eventually won their freedom but became slaves to the foreign trade market.

The Protestant Reformation and the Thirty Years War had a devastating impact on Germany.  The Holy Roman Empire declined and eventually fell to Napoleon in 1806, which led to more chaos and turmoil throughout Europe.

The Catholic Economic system of medieval Germany was destroyed. Many Protestants promoted banking and usury, which was previously banned by the Church.

Jewish bankers like Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Moses Marcus Warburg, Jacob Schiff, and Salomon Oppenheim Jr. got extremely wealthy without producing any value or doing any real work.


Following World War I, the Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to pay fines that were three times greater than the total value of all property in the country.

Germany was governed by the Weimar Republic, and German money was printed and controlled by a privately owned central bank. Germany’s Reichsmark currency was hyper inflated by the private bank to pay off the debt, which made their money worthless.

Therefore, the German economy was crashed and devastated by foreign investors and bankers. Several of these financers were the Rothschilds, Warburgs, Schiffs, Oppenheims, and other Jewish banking families.

The Germans wanted to return to their Catholic economic system based on real human labor. They wanted to eliminate these foreign influences that had manipulated and exploited their currency system. They elected Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party came to power.

Hitler’s economic choices were to submit to total debt slavery or to create his own currency. He chose to issue his own money and printed one billion Labor Treasury Certificates. He started a public works program that built up the infrastructure of Germany.

The German government successfully distributed the new currency based on actual human labor. Millions of unemployed workers found jobs building roads, bridges, canals, and port facilities. The government paid workers using Labor Treasury Certificates, people used the certificates to purchase goods and service, and more jobs were created.

Hitler restored the Catholic economic system of the Holy Roman Empire. Two years after he took power, the German economy reached full employment. Hitler had successfully created a government issued debt free currency system.

Meanwhile, the international financers and bankers were outraged by Germany’s refusal to pay the fraudulent debt they owed. Sanctions were implemented that were intended to isolate Germany and disrupt their trade with other nations. Hitler found ways around the sanctions though and created a system of barter which cut out foreign currency altogether.

However, Hitler also prepared for conflict because they knew they would be attacked for breaking the rules of international finance. He realized the only way to protect Germany’s Catholic economic system and achieve financial freedom would be through war.


This Article Was Part Eleven Of “Nazi German: Return Of The Holy Roman Empire” Series:

Introduction: J&J Presents “Nazi Germany: Return of the Holy Roman Empire”
The Spear of Destiny: Saint Longinus & The Holy Lance
Hitler & The Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
Aryan Jesus: The Catholic Church & Positive Christianity
Holy Roman Emperors: German Kings Protecting Catholic Europe
Saint Charles Martel – Savior of Europe
Saint Charlemange – Father of Europe
Saint Otto I – Protector of the Church
Saint Henry IV & The Walk to Canossa
Saint Frederick Barbarossa
Saint Adolf Hitler
Nazi Fiscal Policy
Influenced By Catholic Economic Theory
Cum Nimis Absurdum: Nuremberg Laws Were Catholic Papal Laws
Catholics Invented Jewish Ghettos, Created Badges For Jews
Reichskulturkammer: Nazis Germany’s Catholic Inquisition
Schutzstaffel: SS Officers Were Inspired By Teutonic Knights
Conclusion: The Third Reich Was Return Of The Holy Roman Empire

© 2013 Jett and Jahn Media. All Rights Reserved.