Laurence Rees, the award-winning author of the international bestseller Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution now turns to his most ambitious project to date – a single volume history of the Holocaust.
At the most basic level this book will answer two fundamental questions about the Holocaust: how and why did this monstrous crime ever happen? Via a chronological narrative of the history, the book will feature both the latest historical research and compelling eyewitness testimony. The majority of the personal testimony that will be featured in the book has never been published before.
From the development of racial anti-Semitism in the nineteenth century, through to the Nazi persecution of the Jews in the 1930s and the development of the murder factories of the Holocaust during the Second World War, this new history will be both accessible and authoritative. Quite simply, it’s the inside story of the worst single crime in the history of the world.