Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

  title={Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin},
  author={Wendy Lower},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={165 - 167}
  • W. Lower
  • Published 9 May 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Genocide Research
Tim Snyder’s ambitious Bloodlands set out to place the murderous regimes of the Third Reich and Stalin’s Soviet Union in their overlapping European contexts. Snyder proceeded from the central observation that the annihilation fantasies of Hitler and Stalin were to a large part played out in the same space: ‘in the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered some 14 million people. The place where all of the victims died, the bloodlands, extends… 
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