SASW Speakers’ Series: The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie – SNP) – October 10, 2019

In cooperation with the Slovak Embassy

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC
Friends of Slovakia present:

“The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie–SNP)”

by Dr. J. Luke Ryder
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm
Slovak Embassy
3523 International Court, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP required by Monday, October 7th (6 pm) to

Admission is free.

The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie–SNP) of 1944 remains a deeply significant, but little understood event in the history of Slovakia, World War II, and 20th-century Europe more broadly. This lecture will describe the course of events that led to the SNP, and will offer an evaluation of their significance and legacies. Further, focusing on individual stories of heroism and tragedy, the discussion will touch on the challenges of making moral assessments of individuals’ behavior during this era of violence and upheaval.

J. Luke Ryder holds a PhD in East Central European History from McGill University. His research focuses on the World War II and its aftermath in Slovakia. Upon completing his doctoral work in 2016, he joined the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, where he researches and writes on Holocaust topics.

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