The Resource Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust, Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase

Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust, Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase

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Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust
Title
Why the Germans? why the Jews?
Title remainder
envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Gotz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was--to a previously overlooked extent--driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics.Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come"--
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1947-
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Aly, Götz
Dewey number
943/.004924
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.25
LC item number
.A59 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Chase, Jefferson S.
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Antisemitism
  • Germany
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adult
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Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust, Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780805097009
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013042037
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013042037
  • 1096392
Label
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust, Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780805097009
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013042037
  • 1096392

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