The accusation of anti-Semitism
has been raised, mostly since
the end of the Second World War. What
was anti-Semitism like in Steiner's
day, and what was Steiner's position
regarding the Jews?
Probably the first widespread
slander against Rudolf Steiner, the accusation
that Steiner was a tool of the Jesuit Order
was made in India by Annie Besant in 1912.
In the context of the times, that was every
bit as bad, and probably worse, than accusing
someone today of being a fascist.
There is no evidence that
Rudolf Steiner ever accepted anything from
Reuss with the sole exception of Reuss's
permission to use the term "Misraim".
There exists no evidence nor any documentation
made Steiner a member of the Ordo Templi