The history of Auschwitz
Laurence Rees's 'Auschwitz' is the world's bestselling book on the history of the camp.
Touched by Auschwitz
My new film, a ninety minute feature length documentary, transmitted on Holocaust Memorial Day.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
The RAF began the war with the policy of targeting enemy military or industrial targets. But then, early in 1942, that policy suddenly changed to embrace the deliberate destruction of civilians. Why?
As an officer with an NKVD unit he helped suppress the panic in Moscow in October 1941.
The Italians surrender
On 8 September, Marshal Pietro Badoglio announced an armistice. Secret negotiations had been going on with the Allies for weeks about the Italian surrender.
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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