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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kane Hall 120, University of Washington, Seattle

Yale University Professor Timothy Snyder will speak about his book Bloodlands, which won numerous awards and has been translated into more than twenty languages. The subject of his book and lecture is the deliberate mass murder of 14 million civilians in the lands between Berlin and Moscow, comprising today’s Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and the Baltic states, in the years when Hitler and Stalin were both in power. He will discuss Soviet and Nazi killing policies, from the famine in Ukraine through the Holocaust of the Jews, with special emphasis on understanding why the lands between Hitler and Stalin were the most dangerous place on earth.

This event is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, and co-sponsored by the Ellison Center, Baltic Studies, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowment, Jackson School of International Studies, the Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Simpson Center for the Humanities, as well as Paul Raidna, Honorary Estonian Consul, Jay and Jeanne Kapsi (Estonian Community), Center for Czech Education and Culture, Lithuanian American Community, Latvian Association of the State of Washington, and the Ukrainian Association of Washington State.

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