Gotz aly talks about the european holocaust

Gotz aly talks about the european holocaust

The well-known historian gotz aly gives a guest lecture and discussion in cooperation with the dig-franken (german-israeli society) and the IKG (israelitische kultusgemeinde) at the buch- und medienhaus hubscher on wednesday, 22nd november. March, at 8 p.M.
In his new, large overall presentation "europe against the jews 1880-1945" gotz aly shows that the holocaust cannot be explained by german history alone. In both western and eastern europe, anti-semitism and hostility toward jews had increased sharply since 1880, driven by nationalism and social crises. For the first time, the historian here presents modern anti-semitism as a transnational phenomenon. Without diminishing the guilt of the german perpetrators, he shows how rivalry and envy, discrimination and pogroms have been the norm since the end of the 19th century. The fact that in many places the nineteenth century contributed to preparing the ground for deportations and genocide. During the second world war, the nazi occupiers murdered six million jews, most of them in eastern europe, sometimes with the help of local police and authorities. With his pan-european view, gotz aly enables a new, comprehensive understanding of the holocaust.
Gotz aly is a historian and journalist. He has received several awards: the heinrich mann prize in 2002, the marion samuel prize in 2003, and the ludwig boernes prize in 2012. Most recently he published the volume "why the germans? Why the jews? Equality, envy and racial hatred 1800-1933".

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