Laurence's award winning book
This is still Amazon's bestselling book on the history of the camp and the 'Final Solution'.
The forgotten D Day
70 years ago the Soviets started to 'liberate' Eastern Europe. Here's why you should care today.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
Hitler and the Holocaust
An examination of Hitler’s contribution to the extermination of the Jews.
As a doctor serving in the Imperial Army in China he personally committed a series of atrocities against Chinese civilians.
Himmler writes crucial memo
The memo called for the Poles to be turned into a nation of ill-educated slaves and for the Jews to be sent forcibly ‘to Africa or some other colony’. Himmler also wrote that he considered ‘physically exterminating a people’ was ‘fundamentally un-German’.
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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