Why Did the Holocaust Happen?

In the inaugural René Girard Lecture, Timothy Snyder presents his latest research, placing the Holocaust in global perspective. “We have scarcely begun to comprehend the Holocaust,” he says. “This is not just an intellectual problem, but a deep danger if we wrongly assume that simply acknowledging the catastrophe is enough to prevent something similar from happening again.”

Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of The Reconstruction of Nations, Sketches from a Secret War, and The Red Prince. He’s probably best known for his book Bloodlands (click the title for more information), and for collaborating with the great and late historian Tony Judt on the latter’s intellectual testament Thinking the Twentieth Century.

For further context on this lecture, click here to read what a fellow blogger has to say.

Click here for more information on Timothy Snyder’s BloodlandsBloedlanden – in Dutch.

Bloodlands (Timothy Snyder) Cover

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