Götz Aly

Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?

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ISBN: 978-3-10-000426-0


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Lethargic Germans, animated Jews and the poison of envy: Götz Aly on the history behind the Holocaust.
Why the Jews? Why the Germans? These two questions have been waiting for an answer ever since 1945.

In his new book, Götz Aly comes to unsettling conclusions. He describes a dread of progress, lack of education and fear of freedom on the part of so many Christian Germans during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In contrast, the German Jews were passionate about city life and higher education; they made the most of the chances of the modern age. The lethargic non-Jews looked on with envy and resentment. Out of weakness grew first a desire for collective strength, then racial arrogance and in the end murderous anti-Semitism. Götz Aly enables us to understand the Holocaust as a part of German history.

About Götz Aly

Götz Aly is a historian and journalist who has worked for the taz and Berliner Zeitung newspapers and as a visiting university professor. His books have been translated into numerous languages. He is the recipient of the Heinrich Mann Prize (2002), the Marion Samuel Prize (2003) and the Ludwig Börne Prize (2012). His most recent works are Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust 1830 – 1933 and The Burdened Ones: A Social History of Euthanasia 1939 – 1945.

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