Gerald Krefetz (died 27 January 2006)[1] was an American author specializing in financial topics.

Personal life

He was married to Ruth Marossi Krefetz. Together the couple had Adriene and Nadine.[1]


Krefetz wrote on the economic status of Jewish communities in America[2] and on antisemitism.[3] In 1961, Krefetz was noted for calling attention to the lack of material about the Holocaust in American school textbooks.[4][5]


  • Money makes money: and the money money makes makes more money, 1970
  • Jews and money: the myths and the reality, 1982
  • The Parents Guide to Paying for College, 1999
  • The Basics of Stocks, 2005
  • The Basics of Speculating, 2005
  • The Basics of Investing, 2005
  • How to Read and Profit from Financial News, 1995
  • Investing Abroad
  • Leverage, 1986
  • The Book of Incomes, 1982
  • The Dying Dollar, 1972
  • The Smart Investors Guide, 1982


  1. ^ a b "Paid Notice: Deaths. Krefetz, Gerald S." The New York Times. January 29, 2006. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  2. ^ Edward S. Shapiro A Time for Healing: American Jewry Since World War II 1995 p123 "... without Money (1930) than to Gerald Krefetz's Jews and Money (1982). In describing the economic success of Jews in America, Krefetz noted that never in modern history had Jews been as wealthy or as powerful as in the United States."
  3. ^ Boroson, Warren, "The money libel: Confronting a dangerous stereotype", Jewish Standard, 23 December 2010
  4. ^ Fallace, Thomas, The emergence of Holocaust education in American schools, Macmillan, 2008, p 100.
  5. ^ *Krefetz, Gerald, "Nazisim: The Textbook Treatment", in Congress Bi-Weekly, 28 (Nov 13, 1961), pp 5-7.