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April 30 2011

06:41

April 04 2011

08:18

Guardian Focus podcast: The future of Polish football

Six years after writing Behind the Iron Curtain and finding Polish football at all time low, Jonathan Wilson returns to see how preparations for the 2012 European Championships are progressing.

April 03 2011

06:10

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin on WNYC

"Yale University's Timothy Snyder discusses the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes, and looks at how both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain after World War II, leaving the history of mass killings there in darkness. In Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, he looks at what happened under totalitarianism, when Stalin killed millions of his own citizens and Hitler murdered six million Jews, as well as nearly as many other Europeans." From http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2010/dec/10/bloodlands-europe-between-hitler-and-stalin/ This is the best book I've read on WWII in years, from a reading habit of nearly 100 books. It's a side of the war only glimpse.
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