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Bloodlands : Europe between Hitler and Stalin

Timothy Snyder (Author)
Americans call the Second World War "the Good War." But before it even began, America's ally Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens--and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war's end, German and Soviet killing sites fell behind the Iron Curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single story. With a new afterword addressing the relevance of these events to the contemporary decline of democracy, Bloodlands is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history and its meaning today
Print Book, English, 2022
Second trade paperback edition View all formats and editions
Basic Books, New York, 2022
xix, 547 pages : maps ; 23 cm
9781541600065, 1541600061
Hitler and Stalin
The Soviet famines
Class terror
National terror
Molotov-Ribbentrop Europe
The economics of apocalypse
Final solution
Holocaust and revenge
The Nazi death factories
Resistance and incineration
Ethnic cleansings
Stalinist anti-semitism
"Updated with a new afterword"--Cover
Hardcover first published in 2010; paperback first published in 2012