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How did Hitler win the allegiance of ordinary Germans? The answer is as shocking as it is persuasive: 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. Buoyed by millions of packages soldiers sent from the front, Germans also benefited from the systematic plunder of Jewish possessions.
Any qualms were swept away by waves of tax breaks and government handouts. Hitler’s Beneficiaries has been hailed as “startling” by Richard Evans, and as “fascinating and important” by Christopher Browning. Above all, as Omer Bartov testifies, this remarkable book “irreversibly transforms our understanding of the Third Reich.
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Be the first to ask a question about Hitler’s Beneficiaries. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 09, Jaclyn rated it really liked it Recommended to Jaclyn by: I was absolutely thrilled with this book. Recommended by Allison by way of Caldwell, this book delighted me for three main reasons: The figures on the economies of Nazi allies and Nazi-occupied countries were staggering and incredibly enlightening. It is amazing what the bureaucrats, especially those in the finance ministry of the Third Reich, were able to get away with.
Albeit rather trite, I appreciate that Aly looked at the “socialism” part of national socialism, rather than adding anoth I was absolutely thrilled with this book. Albeit rather trite, I appreciate that Aly looked at the “socialism” part of national socialism, rather than adding another work on the rabid nationalism of the NSDAP to the field.
How did my family benefit? Through conversations with professors and other second-generation Germans during my time there, I found a growing sense of dismay that the third and fourth generations are “sick of” learning about and hearing about the Holocaust.
They say, “We weren’t even alive, how can we possibly be responsible? Of course, you weren’t alive.
But how have you or your family benefitted from what happened? Where did your furniture come from? Whose apartment did you move into? What foodstuffs and amenities were you able to get during the war, that weren’t available during peacetime? Dec 03, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: You don’t know much about the Nazis. That’s because we don’t get much about the Utopiz in school and most of the “common knowledge” about them is wrong. For example, many people are under the false impression that the Nazis were “right wing” or conservative, yet the term “Nazi” is short for “National Socialist German Workers Party.
This book, while it gots not entertaining, will teach you that the Nazis were a left wing group that gained and kept p You don’t know much about the Nazis. This book, while it is not entertaining, will teach you that the Nazis were a left wing group that gained and kept power in Germany for so long because they provided a plethora of social entitlements and then invaded and looted their neighboring countries and plundered their undesirable minorities to pay for them.
This is an important book to read, not only to understand history correctly, but to see the similarities between developments in Nazi Germany and those happening now in the US, and to remember that when the government starts providing entitlements, somebody has to pay for them.
Apr 25, David Bird rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aly presents a very simple thesis about the Nazi regime: He notes that taxes were kept considerably lower wly in other belligerent states; that the material standards were kept high; and that the secret police force was surprisingly small.
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: He describes how the appropriation of property from Jews and others marginalized by the regime, and occupied countries, was often motivated by utooia budget shortfalls, and how the expropriation was often done through compulsory purchase of ultimately worthless government bonds, manipulation of exchange rates, and other maneuvers that gave a semblance of legality to the procedings.
The most sobering element is the degree to which comfortable circumstances for oneself can blunt the desire to ask questions about the effects on others who bear the price of prosperity.
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.
Utooia didn’t look like they were being ruled by thieives. 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.
Dec 04, Waylaid rated it it was amazing. This book is brilliant. It’s interesting for three reasons: Germany’s ‘economic miracle’ caused massive debts, which it attempted to reconcile by basically stealing other people’s money. This makes the book very pertinent to the world today.
Al many ways it’s far more interesting than the accounts of the battles, though drier. The details are remarkable, such as Germ This book is brilliant. The details are remarkable, such as Germany paying for the bombing of Britain in francs, as part of a currency manipulation scheme. It’s a bit of a shame that it isn’t more detailed, and often we have to take Aly’s word for some things. But probably almost nobody would read a more comprehensive version. E seguendo l’immane flusso di denaro provocato dai crimini nazisti, costituito dai patrimoni ebraici, ma non solo, si capisce molto anche dell’Europa moderna.
Sep 26, Jan Peczkis rated it it was amazing. One-third of German taxpayers paid more than two-thirds of the tax burdens of war p. Hitler favored social equality for all Germans p.
German soldiers not only sent a considerable amount of looted goods back home p. Later-writer Heinrich Boll Boell wrote much about this p. Not itopia is the fact that, in German-occupied Poland, any German could enter a Polish or Jewish shop at any time and take anything at will without paying.
Poles targeted by the Germans for deportation, imprisonment, or execution immediately lost all their properties to the Reich p. The million forced laborers in the Reich, most of whom were Eastern Europeans, toiled under inhumane conditions. They were paid a wage in order to forestall resistance back home, but then the earnings were recouped by the Germans in various creative ways pp. More affluent Germans bore 20 percent of the burden, while foreigners, forced laborers, and Jews were compelled to cover 70 percent of the funds consumed every day by Germany during the war.
Nazism also appealed to those opposed to traditional moral conventions, and to those inclined towards anticlericalism and anti-elitism p. Unlike Communism, Nazism never demanded absolute devotion pp.
Esther Mateo’s review of La utopía nazi: Cómo Hitler compró a los alemanes
Inmerely 7, Gestapo employees sufficed to handle 60 million Germans, while, in later East Germany, ufopia, surveillance experts controlled 17 million people p. German-occupied Poland actually had to pay Germany for being occupied pp. Polish guerilla resistance eventually forced the Germans to slightly reduce the harshness of their exploitation of Poland p. The Wehrmacht invaded Russia under orders to live off the land, placing votz Aly touches on the eventual Nazi extermination plans against Slavs: For years, the German Research Foundation also supported the development of technocratic plans for the slaughter of millions of people.
Stangl asserted that the Holocaust was actually motivated by financial gain. Sep 15, Vasil Kolev rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very interesting and detailed look in the financing of the Nazi state and its implications. The ideas they had were novel, and managed to accomplish a lot with the relatively small resources they had, and some of their policies have stood on their own and found their way in our current states.
Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State
Mar 02, Russell rated it liked it. The conventional view is that the Holocaust was mostly about racial ideology, and only partly about plunder. Update after finishing the book: The picture that The conventional view is that the Holocaust was mostly about racial ideology, and only partly about plunder.
In a very real sense, the condemned Jews of Europe were forced to fund their own execution, as well as the larger war effort. To quote from the book p May 15, morning Os rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed his introduction a bit too much because he claims that the Nazi regime was exceptionally a “young” one! I had to contextualize his work and found a review by John Connelly online http: 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!
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 through Jews-owned wealth. Connelly is a bit critical of Aly’s point on how much support the Nazis attained from ordinary German people and shifting the guilt consciousness among former Nazi participantsbut these criticisms appeared strangely weak.
All in all, Aly mapped out and made sense of the Nazi’s financial plunders very thoroughly. If you are in a hurry, the last three short chapters summarize his point pretty nicely.