I said to the President someone told me that Mrs. Hull was a Jewess, and I said that the Jewish-Catholic issue would be raised [if Hull was nominated for president, and Farley, a Catholic, was his running mate]. He said, “Mrs. Hull is about one quarter Jewish.” He said, “You and I Burt are old English and Dutch stock. We know who our ancestors are. We know there is no Jewish blood in our veins, but a lot of these people do not know whether there is Jewish blood in their veins or not.”
While liberal Jews worshiped FDR, this is what he really thought of them.
The first Quick in America, Theunis Thommazen Quick, arrived in New Amsterdam in 1630, a good ten years before the first Roosevelt, Claes van Rosenvelt, straggled ashore. At one point my ancestor owned most of the ground on which Wall Street now sits.
So I look down my patrician Old New York Dutch nose at these crass newcomers, and sneer at their pathetic antisemitism.