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As long as the money kept coming in no one was asking from where it came Polish guerilla resistance eventually forced the Germans to slightly reduce the harshness uotpia their exploitation of Poland p.

Aly’s focus on the economics and social policies of the Nazis I think is highly enlightening. Feb 17, Michael Connolly rated it really liked it Shelves: They paid for everything they took or utopla from the civilian populace.

So to answer the question, Hitler literally bought the German 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?

May 15, morning Os rated it really liked it Shelves: He describes how the appropriation of property from Jews and others marginalized by the regime, and occupied countries, was often motivated by impending 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.

If you are in a hurry, the last three short chapters lla his point pretty nicely. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Today’s socialism Communism re branded with a new logo and fresh looks re argues from whom and why, they will take the “wealth” that they see in others and turning it into “free” gifts from the government.

All in all, Aly mapped out and made sense of the Nazi’s financial plunders very thoroughly. It’s complicated, and there were many times I would have liked more background information. The French banks were required to exchange the Germany currency for French francs.


So Germany got all these items for the cost of printing paper currency that could only be used in France, individual French citizens and companies were paid by the French banks, who gptz paid by the French government. No trivia or quizzes yet.

It’s mentioned that when German It only took me 6 years and probably as many restarts to finally read this book but it was worth it.

Where did your furniture come from? Germany’s ‘economic miracle’ caused massive debts, which it attempted to reconcile by basically stealing other people’s money. Later-writer Heinrich Boll Boell wrote much about this p. A very solid explanation for the average Germans support towards the Nazi regime. How did my family benefit? The conventional view is that the Holocaust was uhopia about racial ideology, and only partly about plunder.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. If we’re not ashamed of that as a people something is wrong. During the First World War, the standard of living of the German people suffered, which reduced support for the war. Mar 06, C. While a bit dry very fascinating look at how Germany had one of the most economically successful socialist countries in history. 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.

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

Realmente me quedo esa duda. To ask other readers questions about Hitler’s Beneficiariesplease sign up. La respuesta es simple: Apr 25, David Bird rated it it was amazing Shelves: While it’s way too detailed on the financial records, it’s an utterly fascinating read.

The timing of some of the Jews who were gathered up and shipped off to concentration camps was set so that their stuff could be taken for this purpose.

In order maintain support for World War II, the Nazis made sure that the German people lived comfortably during the war. Sep 26, Jan Peczkis rated it it was amazing.


Very interesting and detailed look in the financing of the Nazi state and its implications. Very easy to read, especially once I stopped reading every single footnote. Clearly, their technique worked.

Oro, tierras, bienes en general. The legal and economic methods used for the transfer of wealth to nqzi 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. You don’t know much about the Nazis. Whose apartment did you move into?

Mar 02, Russell rated it liked it. Nov 23, Tony rated it it was amazing. 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. Other reviews here have covered Ross’ arguments nzai, so I’ll just share a couple of my favourite quotes from the book.

Fortunately my wife speaks utopiz and I asked her to translate some for me which I found very usefull. Some reviews I have read suggest that Aly may draw too materialist an explanation of why Germans continued to support Hitler, and I have not gotten so far as to be sure I agree. Gotz Aly shows how every German benefited from the Nazis’ system of plunder during WWII and justifies how that plunder kept the German populace quiescent.

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 Wehrmacht invaded Russia under orders to live off the land, placing But how have you or your family benefitted from what happened?