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Bloodlands : Europe between Hitler and Stalin / Timothy Snyder.

By: Snyder, Timothy.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010Description: xix, 524 p. : maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465002399 (alk. paper); 0465002390 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1918-1945 | Genocide -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century | Massacres -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 | Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945DDC classification: 940.54/050947
Contents:
Introduction: Hitler and Stalin -- The Soviet famines -- Class terror -- National terror -- Molotov-Ribbentrop Europe -- The economics of apocalypse -- Final solution -- Holocaust and revenge -- The Nazi death factories -- Resistance and incineration -- Ethnic cleansings -- Stalinist anti-semitism -- Conclusion: Humanity.
Summary: In this revelatory book, Timothy Snyder offers a groundbreaking investigation of Europe's killing fields and a sustained explanation of the motives and methods of both Hitler and Stalin. He anchors the history of Hitler's Holocaust and Stalin's Terror in their time and place and provides a fresh account of the relationship between the two regimes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-462) and index.

Introduction: Hitler and Stalin -- The Soviet famines -- Class terror -- National terror -- Molotov-Ribbentrop Europe -- The economics of apocalypse -- Final solution -- Holocaust and revenge -- The Nazi death factories -- Resistance and incineration -- Ethnic cleansings -- Stalinist anti-semitism -- Conclusion: Humanity.

In this revelatory book, Timothy Snyder offers a groundbreaking investigation of Europe's killing fields and a sustained explanation of the motives and methods of both Hitler and Stalin. He anchors the history of Hitler's Holocaust and Stalin's Terror in their time and place and provides a fresh account of the relationship between the two regimes.

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As Snyder (Yale) points out in this history of eastern Europe between the Soviet collectivization of agriculture through the end of the Holocaust, 14 million people living on this land--roughly between Berlin and Moscow--died at the hands of Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany. Although the most famous example of mass murder in the "bloodlands" was the gassing of Jews in Nazi death camps, Snyder points out that the victims perished in every way imaginable, especially starvation and as the result of mass shootings in places such as Babi Yar. While nothing that Snyder has to say will surprise scholars, they are not the book's intended audience. The author writes for educated nonexperts, those who want to learn more about the greatest crimes in European history. The result is popular history of the highest order. Not only does Snyder effectively relate the motivations behind Stalin's and Hitler's crimes, but he also exhibits a capable eye for the telling detail. The numerous stories of individuals who suffered in the "bloodlands" humanize the carnage perpetrated in the name of the Stalinist and National Socialist ideologies. This is, perhaps, Snyder's most noteworthy accomplishment. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public, general, and undergraduate libraries. R. W. Lemmons Jacksonville State University

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Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard.<br> <br> He has spent some ten years in Europe, and speaks five and reads ten European languages. Among his publications are several award-winning books, all of which have been translated: Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1998, revised edition 2016); The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (2003); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008); On Tyranny (2017); and The Road to Unfreedom (2018). He has written for publications including the New York Review of Books , the New York Times , Foreign Affairs , the Times Literary Supplement , Nation , The New Republic , the International Herald Tribune , and the Wall Street Journal .

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