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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

From the author of the international bestseller On Tyranny, the definitive history of Hitler’s and Stalin’s politics of mass killing, explaining why Ukraine has been at the center of Western history for the last century.
 

Americans call the Second World War “the Good War.” But before it even began, America’s ally Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war’s end, German and Soviet killing sites fell behind the Iron Curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness. 
  
Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single story. With a new afterword addressing the relevance of these events to the contemporary decline of democracy, Bloodlands is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history and its meaning today. 

Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. The author of thirteen books, including the bestsellers On Tyranny and Black Earth, his work has been translated into forty languages. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. 

ISBN: 9781541600065

ISBN-10: 9781541600065

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 04/26/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/26/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 592

Language: English

Categories

History / Europe / Eastern

History / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

History / Wars & Conflicts / World War II

History / Modern / 20th Century / Holocaust

History / Jewish