Black Earth: the Holocaust as history and warning

Hosted by the LSE IDEAS

TW1.G.01, Tower 1,


Professor Timothy Snyder


Anne Applebaum

In this lecture Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) will talk about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, in which he argues we have missed basic lessons of the history of the Holocaust, and that some of our beliefs are frighteningly close to the panic that Hitler expressed in the 1920’s. As ideological and environmental challenges to the world order mount, our societies might be more vulnerable than we would like to think.

Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of Bloodlands, which received the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Prize for European Understanding and the Literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Snyder is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement and a former contributing editor at The New Republic. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, and sits on the advisory council of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. He was the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2013-2014.

Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) is a columnist for Washington Post and Slate. She was LSE IDEAS Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2012-13. 

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is a foreign policy think-tank within LSE's Institute for Global Affairs.

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