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The Polish Cultural Institute in New York presents

Author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Toronto and Montreal

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011, 7-9 pm
St. Vladimir Institute
620 Spadina Ave.,
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416.923.3318

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011, 4-6 pm
First floor conference room
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Tel. 416.946.8113

Friday, Jan 28, 2011, 4-6 pm
Book signing at 3:30 pm before the talk

McGill University
Leacock 232
855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, QC
Tel. 514.488.3488

All events free and open to the public.

This is an important book. I have never seen a book like it.

-István Deák, The New Republic

Snyder has pulled together a huge amount of new thinking and research, much of it not yet translated. It is a formidable work of scholarship, shattering many myths, and opening up a fascinating new history of Europe.

-David Herman, The New Statesman

The Polish Cultural Institute in New York is honored to present historian, TIMOTHY SNYDER, to discuss his most recent book, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, at the St. Vladimir Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto, and at McGill University in Montreal. Snyder brings together personal stories and new research to present the horror of mass murder in the region caught between Hitler and Stalin in a way that demands a reassessment of our understanding of the history of the twentieth century. The image of Nazi concentration camps as "death factories" seems almost antiseptic by comparison to brutal accounts of mass executions where methods were much more primitive, up-close, and personal, or programs of mass starvation that have not been fully appreciated outside the region where they took place, which Snyder calls "the Bloodlands."

Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale University, and he is a frequent contributor to publications such as The New York Review of Books, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Times Literary Supplement. He has won numerous prizes for his books, which include Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (Harvard University Press, 1998), The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale University Press, 2003), Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (Yale University Press, 2005), and The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (Basic Books, 2008).

Timothy Snyder's appearances in Toronto and Montreal are organized by CERES at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the McGill University Department of History, The Canadian Foundation for Polish Studies, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, in assocation with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

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