New website launched
LR History TV Limited, the owners of WW2History.com, launch a new website.
Touched by Auschwitz
The BBC has announced my new feature length documentary.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
Development of Auschwitz 5
1944 was to be the year in which Auschwitz overtook all the other killing facilities in the Third Reich and became the site of the largest mass murder in the history of the world.
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.
German Jews deported
In the middle of September, Hitler authorized that German Jews should be deported east. These forced deportations began in October.
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.
Read Laurence Rees’ full biography
"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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