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Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Götz Aly

Picador

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A HALFHEARTED INITIATIVE FROM ABOVE
On August 6, 1806, the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation disappeared from the face of the earth. It had survived for a thousand years, but in the end it...

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Praise for Why the Germans? Why the Jews?

“Brilliant, passionate, provocative.” —Micha Brumlik, Die Zeit

“Consistently absorbing ... a penetrating and provocative study [that] offers shrewd insight into the German mindset over the last two centuries.” —The Jewish Daily Forward

“The most important contribution to the massive literature on the subject. Aly's analysis of a deeply rooted social malady has made the incomprehensible comprehensible.” —Michael Blumenthal, director of the Jewish Museum Berlin

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About the author

Götz Aly

Götz Aly is the author of Hitler’s Beneficiaries and Into the Tunnel, among other books. One of the most respected historians of the Third Reich and the Holocaust, he has received the National Jewish Book Award, Germany’s prestigious Heinrich Mann Prize, and numerous other honors. He is currently the Sir Peter Ustinov guest professor at the University of Vienna.

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