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Yale history professor Timothy Snyder to speak on Holocaust, Ukraine

Emory Report | Feb. 2, 2015

Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder, noted author of the award-winning book “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin,” will visit Emory this week to deliver two lectures.

• On Thursday, Feb. 5, Snyder will speak on “The Holocaust as a Political History” at 7:30 p.m. in the Oxford Presentation Auditorium, 1390 Oxford Road, on the Emory campus. The lecture explores the world as Hitler saw it and suggests that the destruction of states through war in this particular part of the world permitted new forms of politics that allowed the mass killing to begin.

Free parking is available in Emory visitor parking lots in the evening, and a reception will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

• On Friday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m., Snyder will deliver the lecture “Ukraine: A War of Truth” in White Hall 208. Delving into the unprecedented campaign of multimedia propaganda around this complicated conflict, Snyder will look at the differences between myth and fact on the central issues such as the Jewish question, the role of nationalism and the nature of the war.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Russian & East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, the Halle Institute for Global Learning, and the Program in Russian & East European Studies of Emory University, plus the Jean Monnet Center for Excellence of the Sam Nunn School of International Relations at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University. In addition to “Bloodlands,” he has published four other acclaimed books and was co-editor of two more, and is the author of many scholarly articles and book reviews.