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Black Earth - The Holocaust As History and Warning

Timothy Snyder

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.
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History

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A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

16h 30m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:26


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:03


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:40


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:53


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:55


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:53


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:58


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:55


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:21


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:46


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:32


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:32


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:08


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:48


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:28


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:13


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:12


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:57


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:16


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:56


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:56


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:07


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:31


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:29


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:40


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:04


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:04


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:53


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:53


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:16


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:43


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:29


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:43


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:12


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:35


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:55


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:36


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:12


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:54


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:25


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:53


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:48


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:20


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:18


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:22


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:42


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:38


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:42


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:49


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

00:36