Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University. An expert on eastern Europe and the second world war, he has published numerous books and written articles for periodicals such as the New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, New Republic, Prospect and the Nation. Blair Ruble is Director of the Wilson Centers oldest program, the Kennan Institute, and also directs the centers Comparative Urban Studies Program. His latest book is Washington's U Street: A Biography.
The second world war is often seen through the western allies' eyes. But much of the geopolitics and worst atrocities scarred the east. This week on dialogue host John Milewski is joined by historian Timothy Snyder and Blair Ruble to discuss Snyder's new book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which examines how the lands between Russia and Germany were the killing fields of Europe.