History lecture on Nazi, Soviet killings
DeKALB – Bestselling author Timothy Snyder, an award-winning historian of Europe and genocide, will visit Northern Illinois University Sept. 19 to deliver a presentation titled, “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin,” based on his recent bestselling book of the same title.
Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will begin his talk at 7 p.m. in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. His presentation is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the NIU Department of History and the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowment.
“Bloodlands” is a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing on the lands between Berlin and Moscow. The book has received a number of honors, including the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities. It was named a book of the year by some dozen publications, has been translated into more than 20 languages and was a bestseller in four countries.
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