Humanity in the Bloodlands

Each of the living bore a name. So writes Timothy Snyder in the conclusion of Bloodlands, a systematic and unblinking account of the utter Hell experienced between Berlin and Moscow from 1930 to 1947, wherein fourteen million people were killed.  Snyder’s thesis is that, as history, World War II was not just about D-Day or … Continue reading

Hitch and the Holocaust

The new book on my bedside table is not on the Master List, but still one I have wanted to read ever since it came out: Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder. I expect to write another post specifically about the book itself, but its subject of World War II atrocities has me … Continue reading