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Open Preview See a Problem? Hitler favored social equality for all Germans p. Want to Read saving…. Die dabei zutage tretenden Erkenntnisse zeigen ein interessantes Bild.

An excellent and well researched answer to the question of how the Nazis gained so much support from so many Germans for as long as they did? Feb 17, Michael Connolly rated it really liked it Shelves: Very easy to read, especially once I stopped reading every single footnote.

Este fue la tercera parte del libro, y respuesta final al problema Nazi: The legal and economic methods used for the transfer of wealth to those who were part of Hitler’s Volk allowed them to experience the Third Reich as essentially normal life, and indeed a better normal life than many had during the years of hyperinflation and depression. The sheer normality of it erodes one’s ability, as a beneficiary of a first-world economy, to smugly assume superiority to the average German of that era.

Nazism also appealed to those opposed to traditional moral conventions, and to those inclined towards anticlericalism and anti-elitism p. A book that takes history on the reason nzai and not about emotions. Hitler’s Alj Gotz Aly Nazi strategy of creating a welfare state, funded by the oppressed, to make the recipients of the benefits amenable to propaganda — and giving them a vested interest in the Third Reich.

Reading it as I am in the last year of the Bush II administration, this book is a stark reminder of how much damage a government that persistently makes bad and immoral policy decisions can do, and how difficult it is to mobilize against such a government.

Oct 28, Bill rated it really liked it. How did Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans? It didn’t look like they were being ruled by thieives. They say, “We weren’t even alive, how can we possibly be responsible? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Clearly, their technique worked.


Dec 03, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This makes the book very pertinent to the world today. Very dry, very scholarly, lots of numbers. Aly touches on the eventual Nazi extermination plans against Slavs: In particular, just how utterly rapacious the socialist system can be in its rawest form.

I’m not sure why this was a surprise to me. Dec 04, Waylaid rated it it was amazing. He describes how the appropriation of property from Jews and others marginalized by the regime, and occupied countries, w Aly presents a very simple thesis about the Nazi regime: For now, what I see is an argument that Nazi policies were sufficiently advantageous to the majority of Germans that they did not bother to question the ethics of how the Nazi regime was working.

Uutopia is a bit critical of Aly’s point on how much support the Nazis attained from ordinary German people and shifting the guilt consciousness gtz former Nazi participantsbut these criticisms appeared strangely weak.

Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State by Götz Aly

Other than that it makes it easier to understand not the active support that the germans gave to Hitler but the silent consent nazu the majo The book is easy to read although you can easely get lost in the annotations that the author uses, I found that in a first read it is better to ignore them. They paid for everything they took or needed from the civilian populace. For example, many people are under the false impression that the Nazis were “right wing” or conservative, yet the term “Nazi” is short for ay Socialist German Workers Party.

Volkmar suggested this to me, and this book did not disappoint. If you are in a hurry, the last three short chapters summarize his gktz pretty nicely.

Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State

Connelly’s review was helpful in confirming the novelty of this work as many reviewers mention, this is the first book to highlight how Nazis financed WWII thro I enjoyed his introduction a bit too much because he claims that the Nazi regime was exceptionally a “young” one!


Trivia About Hitler’s Benefici But how have you or your family benefitted from what happened? Always expertly misrepresenting their true objectives and actions, such as justifying their theft and plunder of the rich Jews or other country’s wealth, by some then acceptable reasons in the eyes of the world and public.

Unlike Communism, Nazism never demanded absolute devotion pp. Apr 25, David Bird rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had to contextualize his work and found a review by John Connelly online http: This was a bit dry unless you love WWII history and economics.

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At that point, there was nothing left to do with the Jews, except either to deport them or kill them. One thing I hadn’t tracked on very well despite reading many books on the holocaust was how when Jews naazi rounded up their household goods were gathered and sent to various aid societies to give to bombing victims who lost their houses and goods.

Gotz Ali (Author of La utopía nazi)

Some reviews I have read suggest that Aly may draw too materialist an explanation of why Germans continued to support Hitler, and I gitz not gotten so far as to be sure I agree.

The ideas they had were novel, and managed to accomplish a gktz with ally relatively small resources they had, and some of their policies have stood on their own and found their way in our current states. These “social” policies are the focus of part I of this book. Drawing on secret files and financial records, Aly shows that while Jews and citizens of occupied lands suffered crippling taxation, mass looting, enslavement, and destruction, most Germans enjoyed an improved standard of living.

Underlying the heady sensation, however, was the nagging pull of bad conscience, an uneasy feeling that one was damned to either total victory or total destruction.