Laurence Rees is the author of the critically acclaimed The Holocaust: A New History, a Sunday Times bestseller, described by the Daily Telegraph as the ‘best single volume on the Holocaust ever written’. He also wrote the award-winning Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’ – the world’s bestselling book on the history of the camp.
A former Head of BBC TV history programmes, he has written six books on the Nazis and the Second World War, including The Nazis: A Warning from History, World War Two: Behind Closed Doors and The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler, as well as writing and producing the accompanying documentary TV series.
Educated at Oxford University, for several years he was a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics. He 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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