“Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”: Dr. Timothy Snyder

20th Annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Timothy Snyder

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Professor of History (Yale University) Timothy Snyder, will be this year’s 20th annual J.B. Rudnyckyj Lecturer at the University of Manitoba.  The presentation will reflect upon his research on the history of mass murders in central and eastern Europe between 1933 – 1945. Following his acclaimed book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, Snyder disputes popular assumptions about victims of these events by presenting their story in a context of a region where Nazism and Soviet communism clashed. This approach takes these mass murders out of isolation and examines them beyond the traditional historical understanding of their causes.

Timothy Snayder’s Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010) won five awards including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities and the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

His other publications include: Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles- Krauz (1998); 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).


Date & Time of Lecture: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm


Admission: Free, with reception to follow.


Location: Moot Court, Robson Hall, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba.




Sponsored by: The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections;  the Slavic Collection, Elizabeth Dafoe Library – University of Manitoba; Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto; The Department of German & Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba, Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba branch.


For further information, please contact the U of M Archives & Special Collections

@ 474-9986.


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