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Rescue during the Holocaust: Sources and Causes

6:15 pm, 30 October 2013

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LEONARD SAINER MEMORIAL LECTURE

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Timothy Snyder, Yale University

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Wednesday October 30th 
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In a lecture drawn from his forthcoming book on the causes of the Holocaust, and based upon survivor sources drawn from several archives and countries, Timothy Snyder will seek to explain the reasons why rescue of Jews was more or less likely at different times and places in Europe.

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Timothy Snyder is the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in the history of central and eastern Europe. Born in 1969 in southwestern Ohio and a graduate of Centerville High School, he received his B.A. from Brown University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He speaks five and reads ten European languages. Among his publications are five award-winning books, all of which have been translated: Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1998); The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (2003); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008); and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010). Bloodlands has won ten major awards and been translated into twenty-five languages. Currently he is at work on four books: a study of the Holocaust, a biography of Marx, a global history of eastern Europe, and a family history of nationalism. He takes regular part in conferences on Holocaust education and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and on the advisory councils of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and other organizations.

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Reception from 6.15pm, Pearson G23

Lecture 6.45pm, Pearson G22

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For more events, see our Lectures Programme for Autumn 2013.