NAPLES AND THE ROTHSCHILD
The city of Naples is the only areas of South Italy where a community reformed in the 19th century after the first expulsion of 1541. Jews returned in the city in 1740 and then in 1830. The revival in 19th century of Jewish life in Naples owes a great deal to a massive loan that the Rothschild bankers grated to Bourbons to help to put Ferdinando I back on the throne. The presence of the Rothschild in the city was of fundamental importance for the community for a long time.