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    Latvia Between the Two
World Wars


Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale

Monday November 12, 3:00 pm
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall


Professor Timothy Snyder is the author of five award-winning books. In 2010 he published Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, a history of Nazi and Soviet mass killing and atrocities in the lands between Berlin and Moscow. His book received a number of honors, including the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities. In his lecture, Professor Snyder will talk about the establishment of the Republic of Latvia after World War I, the two decades of Latvian statehood and cultural renaissance, and the tragic loss of Latvian independence in 1939/40 as a result of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. Professor Snyder's lecture highlights the current exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library, "Latvian Publishing between the Wars".

This event is co-sponsored by the Slavic & East European Collection of the Yale University Library and the Baltic Studies Program of the European Council, Yale McMillan Center. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

IMAGE: Kulturas Balss (The Voice of Culture) was a social democratic educational organization that promoted programs such as the "travelling library" and "lottery" promoted on this poster, designed by Sigismunds Vidbergs.
 
         
 
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