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Aly, Götz 1947-

Works: 148 works in 688 publications in 5 languages and 11,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Census data  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Performer
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Götz Aly
'Final solution' : Nazi population policy and the murder of the European Jews by Götz Aly( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making extensive use of archives, Aly provides a detailed reconstruction of the Final Solution. He illustrated the lunacy of Nazi race policy and the variety of agencies that went into the gradual shaping of a policy of all-out genocide
Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene by Götz Aly( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors, who are German, offer compelling evidence that the 350 doctors tried at Nuremberg in 1946-47 were not the so-called black sheep of the German medical profession, but rather a small part of a much larger group of doctors, university professors, scientists and researchers involved in medical crimes. The authors draw their chilling conclusions directly from the archives of mental institutions, hospitals and experimentation centers. An abundance of evidence, sometimes absorbing, sometimes overwhelming, demonstrates how the Nazis employed medicine to "cleanse" Germany of the "sick, alien, and disturbing"--A goal firmly supported by the intelligentsia. By 1939, euthanasia was the method ordained by the Nazis to eliminate the infirm, mentally ill, socially or racially "inferior" and anyone unable to work. Hundreds of thousands, including children, were killed while medical professionals profitted. Dr. Hermann Voss, chief anatomist at the Reich University of Posen, turned a handsome profit on the sale of the skeletons and skulls of dead Poles. His diary is an illustration of Hannah Arendt's banality of evil, "Yesterday, two wagons full of Polish ashes were taken away. Outside my office, the robinias are blooming beautifully, just as in Leipzig." Much of this information, which was available at the end of WWII, was suppressed because many of those involved in these heinous crimes still hold leading positions
Architects of annihilation : Auschwitz and the logic of destruction by Götz Aly( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Hitler' thinkers - the young and career-minded demographers, geographers, economists, civil servants and academics in the service of the Third Reich - Europe was a drawing board on which to work out their grand designs. They were encouraged to rationalise production methods, standardise products, introduce an international division of labour, and modernise and simplify social structures. Ultimately this would lead to the sinister 'adjusting' of the ratio between what were perceived as 'productive' and 'unproductive' population groups." "Architects of Annihilation is an investigation into the records left by these thinkers, tracing the period from the Crystal Night Pogrom of 1938 to the fully operating gas chambers in Auschwitz, 1942. During this time, the unthinkable technocratic solutions to the problems of an expanding wartime Germany were nevertheless thought and implemented."--Jacket
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Into the tunnel : the brief life of Marion Samuel, 1931-1943 by Götz Aly( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A generous feat of biographical sleuthing by an acclaimed historian rescues one child victim of the Holocaust from oblivion When the German Remembrance Foundation established a prize to commemorate the million Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust, it was deliberately named after a victim about whom nothing was known except her age and the date of her deportation: Marion Samuel, an eleven-year-old girl killed in Auschwitz in 1943. Sixty years after her death, when Götz Aly received the award, he was moved to find out whatever he could about Marion's short life and restore this child to history. In what is as much a detective story as a historical reconstruction, Aly, praised for his 'formidable research skills' (Christopher Browning), traces the Samuel family's agonizing decline from shop owners to forced laborers to deportees. Against all odds, Aly manages to recover expropriation records, family photographs, and even a trace of Marion's voice in the premonition she confided to a school friend: 'People disappear, ' she said, 'into the tunnel.' A gripping account of a family caught in the tightening grip of persecution, Into the Tunnel is a powerful reminder that the millions of Nazi victims were also, each one, an individual life
Vordenker der Vernichtung : Auschwitz und die deutschen Pläne für eine neue europäische Ordnung by Götz Aly( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi census : identification and control in the Third Reich by Götz Aly( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the ideological and social aspects of census taking under the National Socialist regime in Germany from 1933 to World War II
Die Belasteten : >Euthanasie< 1939-1945 : eine Gesellschaftsgeschichte by Götz Aly( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200.000 Deutsche wurden zwischen 1939 und 1945 ermordet, weil sie psychisch krank waren, als aufsässig, erblich belastet oder verrückt galten. Nicht wenige Angehörige nahmen den Mord an ihren behinderten Kindern, Geschwistern, Vätern und Müttern als Befreiung von einer Last stillschweigend hin. Die meisten Familien schämen sich bis heute, die Namen der Opfer zu nennen. Beklemmend aktuell lesen sich die Rechtfertigungen der vielen Beteiligten: Erlösung, Gnadentod, Lebensunterbrechung, Sterbehilfe. Götz Aly bringt mit seinem neuen Buch Licht in ein düsteres Kapitel der deutschen Gesellschaftsgeschichte: Heute ist von den erwachsenen Deutschen jeder achte direkt mit einem Menschen verwandt, der den ›Euthanasie‹-Morden zum Opfer fiel. (Quelle:
Fromms : how Julius Fromm's condom empire fell to the Nazis by Götz Aly( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book with dozens of photos and documents recounts the history of the first branded condoms in Germany and the culture that allowed them to thrive, the machinations by which the Nazis robbed Jews of their businesses, and the tragedy of a man whose love for his country was betrayed by its government and his fellow citizens
Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden? : Gleichheit, Neid und Rassenhass, 1800-1933 by Götz Aly( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unser Kampf : 1968--ein irritierter Blick zurück by Götz Aly( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the Third Reich by Special Broadcasting Service Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history as Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich. Learn about the politics, war years, and crimes of the Nazis from unpublished footage and three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw, Brigitte Hamann, and Goetz Aly
Macht-Geist-Wahn : Kontinuitäten deutschen Denkens by Götz Aly( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalsozialistische Vernichtungspolitik, 1939-1945 : neue Forschungen und Kontroversen( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkes Stimme : Skepsis und Führervertrauen im Nationalsozialismus by Götz Aly( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die restlose Erfassung : Volkszählen, Identifizieren, Aussondern im Nationalsozialismus by Götz Aly( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the administration rutines behind the Nazis' policy of annihilation
Das letzte Kapitel : Realpolitik, Ideologie und der Mord an den ungarischen Juden 1944/1945 by Christian Gerlach( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aktion T4, 1939-1945 : die "Euthanasie"-Zentrale in der Tiergartenstrasse 4( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene
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Ali, Geci 1947-

ʿAli, Gets 1947-

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Aly, Goetz

Aly, Gotz

Aly, Götz Haydar 1947-

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Arī, Gettsu

Arī, Gettsu 1947-

Ge ci A li 1947-

Geci-Ali 1947-

Götz Aly Duits journalist

Götz Aly German journalist, historian and social scientist

Götz Aly journaliste, écrivain et historien allemand

Ґец Гайдар Алі

אלי, גץ

גץ עלי

アリ, ゲッツ

アリー, ゲッツ 1947-


German (201)

English (71)

Spanish (8)

French (5)

Polish (2)

Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygieneArchitects of annihilation : Auschwitz and the logic of destructionInto the tunnel : the brief life of Marion Samuel, 1931-1943The Nazi census : identification and control in the Third ReichFromms : how Julius Fromm's condom empire fell to the Nazis