A lunchtime lecture presented by the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, History Department, and European Studies Program.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.

by Timothy Snyder
Housum Professor of History, Yale University.

Description: It was little more than seventy-five years ago that human history witnessed an unprecedented crime: the deliberate mass murder of millions in the aim of removing a whole people from the planet. The Holocaust has defined countless lives and reshaped our world and yet, when it comes to our understanding of just why and how this genocide took place, we know so little. One of our generation’s most acclaimed and respected historians, Timothy Snyder has spent years in the painstaking effort to recover the experience of the victims, the intentions of the killers, and the history of the Europe they shared. The result is BLACK EARTH: The Holocaust as History and Warning (Tim Duggan Books; September 8, 2015). The author will present a novel interpretation of the Holocaust that requires a rethinking of its lessons for the present and future.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
12:00 pm
Dolores Huerta Room 
(Student Center)
UC San Diego

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Timothy Synder Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of five award-winning works of history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received 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 permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences, serves as the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and sits on the advisory council of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.