…birth name Rosenblum – delivered the Japanese crucial information that allowed them to destroy the Russian fleet in 1904…
As you might guess from his birthname, he was of Jewish descent through his mother; and only later found out that his real father was also a Jew.
Considering his vast linguistic and social skills allowing him to blend in anywhere, we see the product of the Rabbinic literacy project that started 700 years earlier, gaining the Ashkenazi Jews one IQ point per century, their average is today at 107. This can likely be explained by genetic drift in the population – similar to the Germans whose literacy project started 500 years ago with Gutenberg and Luther’s Bible translation; we’re at 105 today.
Of course it looks like Rosenblum / Reilly himself was much higher than his population’s average, more like 150.
Make sure to check out the youtube channel I got this from to learn everything about WW1. It’s being produced in Berlin with exactly 100 year offset from the events of WW1.
So it will go on another 2 years or so.