The Holocaust: A New History


Author: Laurence Rees

9780241979969 | PB | pp. 528 | 2017 | Penguin Books

This book, based on 25 years of research, combines searing first-person accounts and testimonies to give us a comprehensive and in depth view of the Holocaust. Its origins, mentality and chaotic development.

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Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he has combined their enthralling eyewitness testimony – much of it published here for the first time with the latest academic research, to create this widely acclaimed and devastating work of history.


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About the Author

The author has written several acclaimed books on the Second World War and is a former Head of BBC TV History programmes. His work includes the television series and bestselling books The Nazis: A Warning from History, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’, World War II: Behind Closed Doors and The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler. In 2017, his The Holocaust: A New History, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Educated at Oxford University, Rees holds honorary doctorates from the University of Sheffield and the Open University. His many awards include a British Book Award, a BAFTA, a George Foster Peabody award, a Broadcasting Press Guild award, a Grierson award, a Broadcast award, two International Documentary awards and two Emmys.


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