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Waterloo presents renowned historian on Holocaust lessons for the 21st century

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies will host a free public lecture by bestselling author and historian Timothy Snyder on how we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. 

In his talk, The Holocaust as History and Warning, Snyder will explain how the world today echoes sensibilities of the early 20th century more than we may realize.

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages building, University of Waterloo

Parking: paid parking available in campus lots HV and C

Please register for this free event.

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of five award-winning works of history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In response to the recent US election, Snyder posted a list of 20 lessons Americans can learn from the 20th century.

A moderated Q&A session will follow the lecture.

This 2017 Grimm Lecture is co-sponsored by UWaterloo's Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, the Faculty of Arts, the Department of History, and the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies.

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