A collection of chilling first-hand accounts that throws new light on our understanding of World War II
Laurence Rees won the British Book Award for History Book of the Year 2006 for his international bestseller Auschwitz- The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. His career as a writer and filmmaker, focusing on the Nazis and World War II, stretches back nearly 20 years and includes the acclaimed television series Nazis- A Warning from History, War of the Century, Horror in the East and Auschwitz- The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. This body of work has won him myriad awards including a BAFTA, a Grierson Award and an International Documentary Award. He was educated at Solihull School and Oxford University, and is Creative Director of BBC TV History programmes.
"A remarkably powerful collection" -- Antony Beevor * Daily
"Powerful and unsettling" * Sunday Times *
"A lasting contribution to our understanding of the Second World War and a powerful insight into the behaviour of human beings in crisis" * Independent *
"Fascinating but disturbing" * Daily Mail *
"Chilling collection of eye-witness testimonies ... bringing nuance to our understanding of the horrific experience of war" * Financial Times *