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  • Published: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140541
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Nazis

A Warning From History




From BAFTA Award-winning historian Laurence Rees, the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich

Following the success of Rees' bestselling Auschwitz, this substantially revised and updated edition of The Nazis - A Warning from History tells the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

During a 16-year period, acclaimed author and documentary-maker Laurence Rees met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and World War 2 received enormous praise.

At the heart of the book lies compelling eyewitness accounts of life under Adolf Hitler, spoken through the words of those who experienced the Nazi regime at every level of society. An extensive new section on the Nazi/Soviet war (previously published in Rees' War of the Century) provides a chilling insight into Nazi mentality during the most bloody conflict in history.

Described as one of the greatest documentary series of all times The Nazis - A Warning from History won a host of awards, including a BAFTA and an International Documentary Award.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448140541
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees has 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, most recently, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. The body of work has won him a myriad of 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.

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Praise for The Nazis

“One of the greatest documentary series of all time”

Daily Mail

“Essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how a highly cultured, western society fell into an abyss of barbarity”

History magazine


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