"Internet nexus of cultural Judaism" — Examiner.com
Suggestions by Damon from Calgary, Herb from Greenwich, CT, Brian from DC, Lenny from NJ, Valentin from Stockholm, David from Berkeley, and Lucas from Toronto.
Such a pattern, even with the stressors of wealth, war and genocidal anti-Semitism, suggest nervous illness, presumably bipolar disorder. The father, Karl, was a friend to Andrew Carnegie, another bipolar magnate. Great wealth and power is often accumulated by talented bipolar manics. Many have been presidents, inventors, entrepreneurs, writers and performers. Suicidality will more often turn up in their relatives, who may well be depressive.