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Summary Of The Book 'Bloodlands' By Timothy Snyder

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Timothy Snyder, author of “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” has written a book that examines the full range of destruction committed by the Stalin Regime and Hitler Reich between the periods of 1930-1950. Snyder does not look to examine the immoral ramifications between Hitler’s extermination of the Jews and the Stalinist extermination of the kulaks but instead looks to compare the industrial exploitation of the atrocities and their unique occurrences. Through a powerful narrative that thoroughly researches the Nazi and Soviet atrocities side by side, Synder shows how the two regimes committed the same kinds of crimes, during the same periods, in the same region which resulted in the mass killings of the bloodlands.

The economic transformation put forth by Hitler and Stalin examined in the book, produced immoral consequences of their …show more content…
Snyder's intention is to show that this interaction between Hitler and Stalin and their abetting one another had consequences for the inhabitants of the region. From the 1930’s through the 1950’s Snyder follows the acts of the two totalitarian states as they make a claim to Poland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Snyder's research delves into the bloodlands during the time of drastic motivated killing in Europe. Following the 14 million intentional deaths at the hands of Hitler and Stalin as they rose to power, Snyder begins his analysis of history with the famine of Ukraine.

Snyder's approach to discussing the Holocaust comes through by a side by side comparison of the victims and killing methods seen between the years both Hitler and Stalin were in power. Snyder begins his book with a comparison of how both Stalin and Hitler set out of the ideal utopian envisionment. Stalin's approach began with the removal of Ukrainian scholars, scientists, cultural and religious leaders, who were

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