It [the Great Depression] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair so that they might emerge the rulers of us all. - Louis McFadden
Due to suppression of Jews in Russia during the rule of Czar Nicholas II a world wide boycott was launched against the country. The boycott movement was headed up by Jacob Schiff, and it lasted all the way toward the end of world war II when the Monarchy fell.