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Bloodlands: The Holocaust as European History

The "1939" Club Lecture in Holocaust Studies by Timothy Snyder, Yale University. Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and The "1939" Club. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of History, UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, and the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.

Monday, March 05, 2012
4:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center

In the years that Hitler was in power, on the lands where the Holocaust took place, eight million non-Jews were deliberately murdered before and during the implementation of the Final Solution.  The Holocaust was the terrifying apex of the most fearsome moral and demographic catastrophe in the history of the West.  This lecture will provide an account of the Holocaust which, while preserving its specificity, anchors it historically in its time and place.
Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (Harvard UP, 1998), The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale UP, 2003), and Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (Yale UP, 2005). His most recent book is Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killings on the lands between Berlin and Moscow is a New York Times bestseller.

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Department of History, Germanic Languages, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, The "1939" Club

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