Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth is inviting for the book talk by historian, researcher & author Roger Moorhouse on his book “The Devils’ Alliance Hitler’s pact with Stalin 1939-1941” and a discussion on the subject will be followed by wine and cocktail snacks and book signing.
There will be the chance to buy copies of books by the author after the talk.
“The Devils’ Alliance – Hitler’s pact with Stalin 1939-1941”
For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one another. The Nazi-Soviet Pact stunned the world when it was announced, the Second World War was launched under its auspices with the invasion and division of Poland, and its eventual collapse led to the war’s defining and deciding clash. It is a chapter too often skimmed over by popular histories of the Second World War, and in The Devils’ Alliance, Roger Moorhouse tells the full story of the pact between Hitler and Stalin for the first time, from the motivation for its inception to its dramatic and abrupt end in 1941 as Germany declared war against its former partner. Using first-hand and eye-witness testimony, this is not just an account of the turbulent, febrile politics underlying the unlikely collaboration between these two totalitarian regimes, but of the human costs of the pact, as millions of eastern Europeans fell victim to the nefarious ambitions of Hitler and Stalin.
Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in modern German and Central European history, with particular interest in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and World War Two in Europe.
A visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, he is also the author of a number of books on modern German history, including “Killing Hitler”, “Berlin at War”, “The Third Reich in 100 Objects” as well as “The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941”. He is a regular commentator in the specialist and general press, and a consultant for film and television.
His latest book “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939” – on the September Campaign that opened World War Two in Europe – was published by Bodley Head in the UK, and Znak in Poland, in September 2019.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7pm for 7.30pm
WHERE: Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth, 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
TICKETS: Member Price: £5, Non-member Price: £10 to buy here. Entry price includes wine and cocktail snacks and book signing.