I’m reading Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands. About how Stalin and Hitler killed 14 million civilians and prisoner’s of war in the area between Berlin, Moscow and the Black Sea between 1933 and 1945. It is not all new to me. Still, it is heavy to take in. Snyder’s style is factual with eye witness accounts. He … Continue reading Bloodlands and Mr. Jones
I visited the city Pripyat in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in June 2009 and my Scandinavian brain got a lecture on cultural understanding.