Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

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6.5 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

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.


"A remarkably fresh look at an old problem... Aly is one of the most innovative and resourceful scholars working in the field of Holocaust studies. Time and again he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to find hitherto untapped sources, frame insightful questions, and articulate clear if often challenging and controversial arguments." --Christopher R. Browning, The New York Review of Books

"The lavish evidence Aly heaps on--from both self-revealing anti-Semites and acutely prescient Jewish writers--is incredible in its own right and makes for gripping reading." --Dagmar Herzog, The New York Times Book Review

"Consistently absorbing... A penetrating and provocative study [that] offers shrewd insight into the German mindset over the last two centuries." --The Jewish Daily Forward

"Brilliant, passionate, provocative." --Micha Brumlik, Die Zeit

"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