Professor Norman Naimark is Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Department of History. By courtesy: Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Professor German Studies.
Introduction by Professor Amir Eshel, Director, Forum on Contemporary Europe.
Commentary by Yuri Slezkine, W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution.
This lecture summarizes the argument of a forthcoming book (Suhrkamp, Princeton University Press) that Stalin's crimes of the 1930s should be considered genocide. This requires a review of historical/legal concepts of genocide and of the mass killing of the period itself.
This event marks the Stanford inauguration of the series developed with the Forum on Contemporary Europe at FSI, in partnership with Suhrkamp Verlag.