Alain de Rothschild
Alain de Rothschild
Alain de Rothschild in 1964
|Title||President of the Council of French Jewish Institutions|
|Born||January 7, 1910|
|Died||October 17, 1982 (aged 72)|
New York City, USA
Mary Chauvin du Treuil (m. 1938)
|Parents||Robert de Rothschild|
Gabrielle Nelly Beer
|Organisation||Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France|
Baron James Gustave Jules Alain de Rothschild (January 7, 1910 – October 17, 1982) was a French banker and philanthropist.
Alain de Rothschild was born on January 7, 1910, in Paris, France. His father was Baron Robert de Rothschild was a banker. His mother was Gabrielle Nelly Beer. He was a member of the Rothschild family. During World War II, he was sent to a detention camp.
He was the Chairman of the Investment Society of the North, the Society of Petroleum Investors, the Company of the North and the Discount Bank of France, all of which are owned by the Rothschild family.
He served as the President of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1954 to 1982, and the French Consistory from 1967 to 1982. He served as the Chairman of the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France from 1976 to 1982.
In the aftermath of the 1980 Paris synagogue bombing, he suggested French politicians did not care about what had happened, and questioned "the inexplicable impotence" of the French police. Through the CRIF, he negotiated with President Giscard d'Estaing for increased police forces to keep synagogues safe.
- Béatrice Juliette Ruth de Rothschild (1939–), married to Armand Angliviel de la Beaumelle (m. 1962, div. 1962) and Pierre Rosenberg (m. 1981).
- Éric de Rothschild (1940–), married to Maria-Beatrice Caracciolo Di Forino (m. 1983)
- Robert de Rothschild (1947–), married to Debra Elisa Cohen (m. 1999, wid. 2001)
When President François Mitterrand was elected in 1981, Rothschild moved to New York City. A year later he died there of a heart attack on October 17, 1982, at the Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side. His funeral took place in Paris, where he was buried.
The Fondation Rothschild – Institut Alain de Rothschild, named in his honour, funds housing for those in need as well as Jewish causes.
- Frank J. Prial, ALAIN DE ROTHSCHILD, BANKER AND JEWISH LEADER, The New York Times, October 19, 1982
- Baron Alain de Rothschild; member of banking family, The Day, October 19, 1982
- Alain De Rothschild Dead at 72, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, October 19, 1982
- Christian Makarian, Jean Pierrard, François Dufay, Le grand état-major du musée, Le Point, March 28, 1998
- Fondation Rothschild - Institut Alain de Rothschild