Dr. Timothy Snyder will present a book talk on his most recent work, “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” and will answer questions at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. The event will take place at the Wilmington Friends Meeting, 66 N. Mulberry St., at the corner of Mulberry and Locust streets in downtown Wilmington. It is hosted by Neil Snarr, professor emeritus at Wilmington College.
“Black Earth” was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book, and was a New York Times Bestseller and Editor’s Choice, one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2015, The Economist’s Best Books of 2015 and the Washington Post’s Notable Nonfiction Books of 2015. The publisher says “In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty first…”
Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. 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 in Vienna Austria, serves as the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and sits on the advisory council of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. He lives with his wife and family in New Haven, Connecticut.
Timothy received his B.A. from Brown University and earned his D. Phil. at Oxford University. He is the son of Dr. E. Eugene and Christine Hadley Snyder of Adams Township, Clinton County, and the grandson of the late Herbert and Lucille Fisher Hadley and Estel and Marianna Brown Snyder.