The history of Auschwitz
Laurence Rees's 'Auschwitz' is the world's bestselling book on the history of the camp.
Dr Frank Stucke
A brilliant German academic and journalist has died.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
Hitler, according to Professor Richard Evans, wanted to ‘create in eastern Europe what he thought of as the equivalent of the American West.’ This film examines the barbarity of Hitler’s ‘vision’ and why it meant war.
GI Bride from London
Having been married by telephone, she traveled to America at the end of the war to make a new life with her US Airforce husband.
Winston Churchill becomes PM
Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, succeeding Neville Chamberlain, on the very same day the Nazis began their massive attack on Western Europe.
Laurence Rees is an acclaimed historian and filmmaker who has specialised in writing books and making TV documentary series about the Second World War for twenty years. In 2006 he won the British Book Award for history book of the year for 'Auschwitz: the Nazis and the 'Final Solution''. His many television awards include a BAFTA, a Grierson Award, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award, a BANFF festival award, an International Documentary Award, a Broadcast Award and a George Foster Peabody Award.
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"Rees knows a vast amount about the Second World War and his judgments can seldom be faulted."
Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Times.
"Scholars across the world owe a considerable debt of gratitude to Laurence Rees for his immense and unique contribution to historical understanding."
From the citation awarding Laurence Rees an Honorary Doctorate, University of Sheffield
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