Expanded View of Holocaust History Topic of Yale Scholar's April 28 Lecture

April 14, 2011 – Dr. Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor and Marshall Scholar, will come to DCC on April 28 at 7 p.m. to present “Holocaust History: An Agenda for Renewal.” The lecture will be held in the James and Betty Hall Theatre in Dutchess Hall on DCC’s Poughkeepsie campus. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, and historians have been at work for two decades with fresh sources in the countries that were once the main homeland of the Jewish Holocaust victims. This has offered an opportunity to build a richer and more complete history of the Holocaust, an opportunity that has not always been seized. In this lecture, Snyder will seek to explain some shortcomings of Holocaust history to date, and suggest an agenda for its renewal.

Snyder is the author of several books, including “Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz;” “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin;” “The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999” and “Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine.”

He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997. He has held fellowships in Paris and Vienna, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. He teaches courses at Yale in modern East European political history.

Snyder was invited to campus by DCC History Professor Dr. Werner Steger, recipient of the Greenspan Trust-Handel Foundation Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The event is co-sponsored by the DCC Foundation, with support from the Gillespie Forum and the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County.

For more information, call the DCC Foundation at (845) 431-8400 .