Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘The Holocaust: A New History’, a Sunday Times Best Seller, described by the Daily Telegraph as the ‘best single volume on the Holocaust ever written’.

He also wrote the award wining ‘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 Behind Closed Doors’ and ‘The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitter’, 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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