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Architects of Annihilation Auschwitz and the Logic of Destruction

22.500 Ft
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Two of Germany's most provocative investigative historians examine the frightening role of young educated careerists in building the Holocaust's ideological and material infrastructure. Moving from the waning Weimar Republic to Auschwitz's fully operating gas chambers, Architects of Annihilation shows how the unthinkable technocratic "solutions" to Germany's wartime problems were not only thought but spelled out and implemented. Documenting the eager participation of some of the country's best and brightest, it rejects interpretations that identify only Nazi leaders as the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

For Hitler's thinkers--career-minded demographers, geographers, economists, civil servants, and academics in the Third Reich's think tanks and bureaucratic offices--Europe was a drawing board on which to work out their grand designs. They were encouraged to rationalize production methods, standardize products, introduce an international division of labor, and modernize and simplify social structures. Ultimately, their work on everything from food shortages to birth control led to the sinister plan to "adjust" the ratio between "productive" or "unproductive" population groups.

The ideas of these ever more radical and ideologically aggressive technocrats culminated in proposals that--using carefully guarded scientific and academic euphemisms--advocated state-directed mass extermination as a necessary and logical component of social modernization. And, not well known outside of Germany, these thinkers proposed not only one "final solution" but serial genocides, planned in detail to be carried out over several decades.
 
Gyártó: Princeton University Press
Szállítási díj: 1.669 Ft
Várható szállítás: 2024. május 24.

Paraméterek

ISBN 9780691089386
Borító Hardcover
Kiadás éve 2017
Kiadó Princeton University Press
Méret 168 x 242 x 32 mm
Múzeumi kollekciók Magyar Nemzeti Galéria
Nyelv English
Oldalak száma 378 pages
Szerző Götz Aly, Susanne Heim