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Aly, Götz 1947-

Works: 186 works in 773 publications in 6 languages and 11,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Census data  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Interviewee, Performer
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Most widely held works by Götz Aly
Hitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state by Götz Aly( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, distinguished historian Gotz Aly addresses one of modern history's greatest conundrums: How did Adolf Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans for his program of mass murder and military conquest? The answer Aly provides is as shocking as it is persuasive. By engaging in a campaign of theft on an almost unimaginable scale, and by channeling the proceeds into a succession of generous social programs, Hitler literally bought the consent of the German people. Drawing on secret Nazi files and unexamined financial records, Aly shows that while Jews and citizens of occupied lands suffered crippling taxation, mass looting, enslavement, and destruction, most Germans enjoyed a marked improvement in their standard of living. He documents the many millions of packages soldiers sent from the front stuffed with valuables and provisions; the systematic plunder of conquered territory for raw materials, industrial goods, and food supplies; and the disappearance of Jewish property and fortunes into German homes and pockets across the Reich. Whatever moral qualms Germans may have felt toward Nazi policies were swept away by waves of government handouts, tax breaks, and preferential legislation
'Final solution' : Nazi population policy and the murder of the European Jews by Götz Aly( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 903 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
Why the Germans? why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 712 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"--
Architects of annihilation : Auschwitz and the logic of destruction by Götz Aly( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 692 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
Into the tunnel : the brief life of Marion Samuel, 1931-1943 by Götz Aly( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 589 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
Hitlers Volksstaat : Raub, Rassenkrieg und nationaler Sozialismus by Götz Aly( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darstellung der täglichen Überlegungen und Bemühungen des Nazi-Regimes, durch Steuererleichterungen, Verteilung von Lebensmitteln etc., das deutsche Volk bei Laune zu halten
Vordenker der Vernichtung : Auschwitz und die deutschen Pläne für eine neue europäische Ordnung by Götz Aly( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 324 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 )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 276 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:
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 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa gegen die Juden 1880 - 1945 by Götz Aly( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seiner neuen, großen Gesamtdarstellung" Europa gegen die Juden 1880-1945"zeigt der bekannte Historiker Götz Aly, dass der Holocaust nicht allein aus der deutschen Geschichte heraus erklärbar ist. Sowohl in West- als auch in Osteuropa hatten Antisemitismus und Judenfeindschaft seit 1880 sprunghaft zugenommen - angetrieben von Nationalismus und sozialen Krisen. Erstmals stellt Götz Aly hier den modernen Antisemitismus als grenzüberschreitendes Phänomen dar. Ohne die Schuld der deutschen Täter zu mindern, zeigt er, wie Rivalität und Neid, Diskriminierung und Pogrome seit Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts vielerorts dazu beigetragen haben, den Boden für Deportationen und Völkermord zu bereiten. Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs ermordeten die nationalsozialistischen Besatzer schließlich sechs Millionen Juden, die meisten in Osteuropa, teils unter Mithilfe lokaler Polizei und Behörden. Mit seinem gesamteuropäischen Blick ermöglicht Götz Aly ein neues, umfassendes Verständnis des Holocaust
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

Volk ohne Mitte Die Deutschen zwischen Freiheitsangst und Kollektivismus by Götz Aly( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P>Aufschlussreiche Essays über die Deutschen und ihre Vergangenheit von dem vielfach ausgezeichneten Historiker Götz Aly: In "Volk ohne Mitte. Die Deutschen zwischen Freiheitsangst und Kollektivismus" zeigt er, wie der Antisemitismus schon früh die Weichen zur Katastrophe nach 1933 stellte, wie sich während des Nationalsozialismus der Staat und die Menschen bereicherten und warum wir keinen Schlussstrich ziehen können.<br>Der Mangel an Selbstbewusstsein und gemeinsamen Werten, die Suche nach dem eigenen Vorteil und ein starker Aufstiegswille führten dazu, dass die Deutschen dem nationalen Sozialismus in Massen folgten. Götz Aly eröffnet überraschende Einsichten in die geschichtlichen Konstellationen, welche die ungeheuerlich destruktive Energieentladung der zwölf kurzen Hitler-Jahre möglich machten. Er schildert individuelle Bereicherungen, zeigt, wie die Staatskasse und damit alle Deutschen von dem beispiellosen Raubzug in Europa profitierten, und belegt den Hang der Deutschen, nach dem Krieg Schuld und Verantwortung zu verlagern. Er zeigt, wie sehr nach 1945 der Korpsgeist und Karrierismus selbst in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und an historischen Instituten die Erforschung dieser Vergangenheit noch lange behinderten. Ein unbequemes Buch, das zum Weiterdenken anregt.</p><p>"Das ist die große bittere Pointe von Alys monumentalem Forschungswerk: dass zu den Resultaten der nationalsozialistischen Zeit nicht nur Judenmord, Vertreibung und Kriegsverheerung gehören, sondern der Gesellschaftsaufbau der Bundesrepublik
Chronicle of the Third Reich by Special Broadcasting Service Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 212 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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in German and held by 197 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 held by 190 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 183 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hitler's beneficiaries : plunder, racial war, and the Nazi welfare state
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Ali, Geci 1947-

ʿAli, Gets 1947-

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Aly, Götz Haydar 1947-

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Arī, Gettsu

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Götz Aly Duits journalist

Götz Aly German journalist, historian and social scientist

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Götz Aly journaliste, écrivain et historien allemand

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'Final solution' : Nazi population policy and the murder of the European JewsCleansing 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 Reich