Zur Kontroverse um Götz Alys Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?
On the Controversies around Götz Aly’s Why the Germans? Why the Jews?
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Special Historiographies:, German Literature, History of the Holocaust, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Götz Aly; anti-Semitism; Holocaust; envy; Helmut Schoeck; Thomas Sowell; Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Summary/Abstract: Götz Aly’s highly controversial book Why the Germans? Why the Jews? discernsenvy as the root cause of anti-Semitism in Germany before and after World War I: according to Aly, gentile Germans loathed their Jewish neighbours for being better educated, more industrious and, therefore, better-off. This essay presents a critical assessment of both the book and its predominantly negative reviews in the light of the work of the US economist Thomas Sowell and the Austrian sociologist Helmut Schoeck.
- Issue Year: 2017
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 39-62
- Page Count: 24
- Language: German