Chapter 3

Timothy Snyder: ‘Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin’

This presentation by Prof. Timothy Snyder, a historian, discusses the mass killings perpetrated in the Eastern European “bloodlands” – the area between Berlin and Moscow – by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.


This video includes footage of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announcing that an agreement had been signed with Adolf Hitler – the most noted example of appeasement in modern times.

Bruce Thornton – The Wages of Appeasement

In this Hoover Institution interview, Prof. Bruce Thornton discusses historical examples of the strategy of appeasement (beyond the Munich Crisis of 1938.).

Collective Security

This is a brief segment from a 1935 newsreel features Sir Samuel Hoare, the British Foreign Minister, speaking about Britain’s commitment to collective security.