Laurence's award winning book
This is still Amazon's bestselling book on the history of the camp and the 'Final Solution'.
Hilter and Putin
Are there any parallels between Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin?
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
Japanese 1942 defeat of the Allies
Starting with their attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 the Japanese embarked on a massive offensive against the Allies in the Pacific and across South East Asia. Why were they so successful so quickly?
Prisoner in ghetto
Estera was one of the 230,000 Jews imprisoned in the Lodz ghetto. Together with her parents and her sister she experienced the horrific conditions within the ghetto.
The battle for Okinawa
In the biggest single amphibious operation in the Pacific War the Americans landed men from the 10th US Army on Okinawa, an island around sixty miles long. At sea was an Allied fleet of more than 1,000 warships that was under Japanese Kamikaze attack.
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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