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October 25, 2014

Helena Rubenstein — another Jewish success story

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:11 am

Helena Rubenstein is in the news today, in a story which you can read in full here. What’s this got to do with anything? you ask.

Helena Rubenstein was born poor — and ugly — yet she became fabulously wealthy and her name became a household word around the world.

How did she do it?  I think that it was because she was born a Jew and, as one of the Chosen people, she thought highly of herself.  She was a human being, not a lowly goy.  What’s not to like?

The greatest crime in world history was the Holocaust, which was perpetrated by the Nazis.  It started when Adolf Hitler instilled pride in the German people. The Jews were affronted by this because only Jews are human. According to the Jews, the Germans were evil because they had been persuaded, by Hitler, to think of themselves as superior people, e.g. the Herrenfolk (Master race).

The Jewish quarter in Krakow which was shown in Schindler's List

The Kazimierz Jewish quarter in Krakow where  Schindler’s List was filmed

This quote is from the news article about Helena Rubenstein:

Four-foot-ten and squat—“built like an icebox,” in the words of one acquaintance—with a strong nose and an iron jaw, Helena Rubinstein was an unlikely ambassador for beauty. Which may have worked to her advantage: If she could transform herself by force of will into a paragon of good taste and high style, so could her clients. In clothes by the finest Paris couturiers and jewelry fit for a maharani, she cut a striking figure. Her dark hair pulled into a tight chignon, her eyes traced in black, her mouth accentuated by lipstick, she proved that it wasn’t what you were born with that counted but what you did with it.

Helena Rubenstein after she transformed herself into a beauty

Helena Rubenstein after she transformed herself into a beauty

Rubinstein was ahead of her era, not only “the first self-made woman magnate of modern times,” as Klein contends (in 1928 she sold her business to Lehmann Brothers for more than $7 million, then, after the stock market crashed, bought it back at a fraction of the price) but also a visionary who understood the power of what is now known as “building a brand” long before business schools taught marketing. She had a seemingly infallible instinct for what women would buy and how to present it to them. “I could have made a fortune selling paper clips!” she claimed, and one suspects that she was right, though the self-aggrandizement that worked to her benefit as a high priestess of beauty might not have dovetailed so conveniently with her business interests had she gone into office supplies.

Her story starts in Krakow, in the Jewish ghetto called Kazimierz, which was shown in the movie entitled Schindler’s List. 

Helena Rubenstein began by lying about her birthplace.  She was actually born in the house shown in the first photo below, but she claimed that she was born in the house shown in the second photo below.  Her birthplace has been restored, but the other house had not been restored when I visited Krakow in 1998.

The birthplace of Helena Rubenstein in Krakow

The birthplace of Helena Rubenstein

The house where Helena Rubenstein claimed that she was born

The house where Helena Rubenstein claimed that she was born

I personally think that the first house, where Rubenstein was actually born, is better than the house that she claimed as her birthplace.  Maybe she wanted to emphasize her humble beginning, which would make her rise to power more interesting.

You can read more about Kazimierz on my website at



  1. The head of the World Jewish Congress, a very influencial organization indeed, is Ronald Lauder, the son of Estée Lauder another cosmetics industry Jewish giant. Most people don’t know what happens to human foreskins after they’re snipped of by mohels (rabbi circumcisers) and doctors. Well, they’re bought by cosmetics companies to make anti-aging face creams. I don’t know if Ronald Lauder’s company buys them, but I would not be surprised if they did. One of the West’s rare non-Jewish cosmetics giants was Francois Coty. He disliked Jews so much he bought a half dozen French newspapers to report on Jewish political intriguing and expose the baneful international finance wizardry he believed had been the cause of WWI. Coty was France’s first billionaire, but that didn’t prevent him from being dragged into court to face the charge of anti-Semitism, be found guilty and fined accordingly.

    Comment by who+dares+wings — October 25, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    • Thanks for the information. I recall, that in the old days (1940ies) Coty products were made fun of, because they were cheap and not sophisticated. The Coty perfume, called “Evening in Paris” was made fun of because it was regarded as low class. Girls were insulted if a boy gave them a bottle of “Evening in Paris.”

      Comment by furtherglory — October 25, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

  2. Hitler spooke about a HERRENVOLK – Master people – chosen to dominate all other people and which will follow the GERMAN CHRISTIANITY free from the legal and moral commands of Chritian religions and having faith only in GREAT GERMQANY where there should not be place for the Jews Indeed a ciexiistence of two chosen peoples was considered impossible. Helen Rubinstein earmed success because she had been clever not for her Jewish birth, Look at the many poor jewish families. Clear?,

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 25, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    • That is not my understanding of the term “Herrenvolk.” The word Herr is used the same way as the word “Mister”, or the word “Master” is used in English. The word Herren is used the same way that Gentlemen is used in English. In the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, there is a street called Herrengasse. This is where the wealthy upper class people lived in the old days. In other words, this was the street of the gentlemen, not the street of the Masters, who owned slaves. You can read about the Herrengasse on my website at

      Comment by furtherglory — October 25, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      • Guten Abend meine Herren und Damen ….is translated as Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Only in the post 1942 German- English US psychops mind does herren mean ” master ” as in master race !
        Most of the German viewpoint on ethnic and racial matters between 1933 and 45 was shared by the western mainstream consensus. The thought of there being any racial equality or that the African people of Liberia had the same value as the white Anglo Saxons of America would have been considered a bizarre opinion and out of the mainstream by most American academics..

        Comment by peter — October 25, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

        • “between 1933 and 45” school children in America leaned geography, which included learning about the different races. We learned that the natives in Africa were inferior in intelligence to white Anglo-Saxons. This was not “racist” because the word “racist” as used today was unknown.

          However, Liberia was the country that was set up as a country for the black slaves in America to return to Africa, if they so wished. Some of these slaves were the descendants of Thomas Jefferson and his slave girls.

          Comment by furtherglory — October 26, 2014 @ 8:52 am

      • It is history that the HERRENVOLK in the nazi understanding meant the same as MASTER RACE; a people which would opress and exploit other races considered belonging to a lower class or lower racial value – RASSENBIOLOGISCH MINDERWERTIG. For long times in USA – at least in the South States – negroes had been considered as of lower racial value. Clearly, correct German meaning of HERR is Mister or Gentleman and HERREN means GENTLEMEN. As explained to Benjamin Murmelstein by Alois Brunner of the Eichmann team, the Nazis did not want learn German at the level of Goethe; clear?

        Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 25, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    • The view of Wolf Murmelstein and many people about the Third Reich is totally distorted by of Jewish anti-Nazi lies. It seems they really think that Julius Streicher was the speaker of the NSDAP and his views were Nazi ideas & policies, just as if somebody quoted words from the moribund KKK and claimed it’s the voice of U.S. leaders.

      Carlos Whitlock Porter has completly debunked the Third Reich’s alleged “Master Race” thing. Google “” and “master race” or “herrenvolk” if you want more info about that.

      Wolfie’s funny definition of the term “herrenvolk” suits the Jewish definition of the relationships between humanity (i.e. Jewry) vs. subhuman cattle (i.e. Gentiles). Top Zionist Samuel ‘The Jews are the aristocrats of the world’ Untermyer wouldn’t disagree on that.

      The debates on the definition of words like “ausrotten” and “herrenvolk” reminds me the Allied press of 1917, with Germans arguing the word “kadaver” was only for animal corpses and British propagandists responding that was not true and the alleged Hun’s “Corpse Utilization Factories” were in fact real.

      And maybe you shouldn’t talk about U.S. negroes, Wolfie. Somebody might expose the ones who were the merchants benefiting from that trade and you would very probably dislike it… 😉

      Comment by hermie — October 26, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

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