The history of Auschwitz
Laurence Rees's 'Auschwitz' is the world's bestselling book on the history of the camp.
Antony Beevor's brilliant new book is available now.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
A different kind of war
Hitler had ordered that the war in the Soviet Union would be a war of ‘annihilation’. What motivated that terrible demand, and what were the consequences of it?
Participant in Sobibor revolt
As a teenager, Toivi Blatt found himself in the hell of Sobibor death camp, forced to work as a Jewish Sonderkommando prisoner. Here, with great insight, he describes his experience.
Though there was talk of one last attempt to fight back, Lt General Percival decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese. Churchill called this ‘the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history.’
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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