Jewish Business Dynasties 1850-1950: Family, Power, Vulnerability

Organised by Professor Abigail Green, Professor Chris McKenna, Professor Rebecca Kobrin, and Dr Jaclyn Granick

jewish business dynasties conference delegates

The conference delegates at the Château de Seneffe

This conference considered the economic, social, cultural and political role of the great international Jewish business dynasties and the critical part they played in the making of modern capitalism in an age of rising antisemitism that culminated in genocide. It brought together business historians and Jewish historians for two days at the Château de Seneffe ( outside of Brussels (Charleroi), on September 18-19, 2022. The built heritage of the château and an exploration of its Philippson banking dynasty past was an integral part of the conference.

Read the full conference report by Tova Benjamin here.