Tuesday, April 2th,2019
Literaturhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 62, 8001 Zurich
Professor Anne Applebaum
Historian, Director of the Legatum Institute in London
Moderation: Professor Elisabeth Bronfen
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine
In her book ‘Red Famine’ (Doubleday 2017), Anne Applebaum depicts one of the greatest catastrophes of the twentieth century: the starvation that was forced upon more than three million Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933. She portrays Stalin’s regime of terror against the Ukraine, the circumstances of this policy of extermination, and at the same time gives a voice to the starving Ukrainians. ‘Anne Applebaum’s book is certain to become a standard work on one of humanity’s worst atrocities.’ (Timothy Snyder)
Lecture and discussion in English.
Anne Applebaum, born in 1964, is a historian and journalist. The Pulitzer Prize winner, considered to be one of the most well-versed experts on Russia, began her career in 1988 as a correspondent for ‘The Economist’ in Warsaw, where she reported on the fall of communism.And is one of Russia’s most accomplished connoisseurs. oday she is the director of the Legatum Institute in London, and writes for ‘Slate’ and ‘The Washington Post’ as a columnist. She has received numerous awards for her journalistic work.