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Rees, Laurence 1957-

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Auschwitz : a new history by Laurence Rees( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Romanian and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the site of the largest mass murder in human history. Yet its story is not fully known. In Auschwitz, Laurence Rees reveals new insights from more than 100 original interviews with Auschwitz survivors and Nazi perpetrators who speak on the record for the first time. Their testimonies provide a portrait of the inner workings of the camp in unrivalled detail--from the techniques of mass murder, to the politics and gossip mill that turned between guards and prisoners, to the on-camp brothel in which the lines between those guards and prisoners became surprisingly blurred. Rees examines the strategic decisions that led the Nazi leadership to prescribe Auschwitz as its primary site for the extinction of Europe's Jews--their "Final Solution." He concludes that many of the horrors that were perpetrated in Auschwitz were driven not just by ideological inevitability but as a "practical" response to a war in the East that had begun to go wrong for Germany. A terrible immoral pragmatism characterizes many of the decisions that determined what happened at Auschwitz. Thus the story of the camp becomes a morality tale, too, in which evil is shown to proceed in a series of deft, almost noiseless incremental steps until it produces the overwhelming horror of the industrial scale slaughter that was inflicted in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Insights gleaned from more than one hundred original interviews shed new light on history's most famous death camp, with the testimonies of survivors providing a detailed and chilling portrait of the camp's inner workings, in a companion volume to the PBS documentary
The Nazis : a warning from history by Laurence Rees( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "the testimonies of more than fifty eyewitnesses, many of whom were committed Nazis only now free to tell their story," the author presents "a harsh new light on the rise and fall of the Third Reich."--Jacket
Auschwitz : inside the Nazi state( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
War of the century : when Hitler fought Stalin by Laurence Rees( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers interviews with witnesses who knew Stalin and Hitler, together with documents from Russian archives. It explores in detail the reasons why Hitler invaded Russia, why it was a mistake to believe Hitler was a reasonable conqueror, and, ultimately, was Stalin another Hitler?
Hitler's charisma : leading millions into the abyss by Laurence Rees( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian and documentary filmmaker Laurence Rees examines the nature of Hitler's appeal and reveals the role his supposed "charisma" played in his success
World War II behind closed doors : Stalin, the Nazis and the West by Laurence Rees( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on material available only since opening of archives in Eastern Europe and Russia, Rees reexamines the key choices made by Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt during the war.--From publisher description
The Nazis : A Warning From History by Tilman Remme( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archival film and records, to examine how a political party as fundamentally evil as the Nazis could come to power in a modern European nation. Discusses the factors that enabled the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in the economically-devastated Germany of the post-World War I era and looks at the role of ordinary Germans in the Nazi regime. Follows the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, from its early promises through the atrocities and suffering of World War II. Includes segments focusing on the occupation of Poland and on the holocaust and concentration camps, particularly Treblinka
Horror in the East : Japan and the atrocities of World War II by Laurence Rees( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the First World War, the Japanese fought on the Allied side and treated captured German prisoners with civility. In the years that followed, Japan came to reject Western values and ideas under the Emperor Hirohito. Conformity was the norm: the army regime became brutal, and the Japanese psyche one of selfless devotion to the country and emperor. During World War II, Japanese soldiers were to indulge in mass murder, rape, suicide and even cannibalization of the enemy. [This book] examines how this drastic change came about. ..."--Book flap
Their darkest hour by Laurence Rees( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning writer and filmmaker Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years meeting people who were tested to the extreme during World War II. He has come face-to-face with rapists, mass murderers, even cannibals, but he has also met courageous individuals who are an inspiration to us all
Auschwitz : the Nazis & the 'final solution' by Laurence Rees( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Auschwitz examines the mentality and motivations of the key Nazi decision makers, and perpretators of appalling crimes speak here for the first time about their actions"--Blurb
WW II behind closed doors : Stalin, the Nazis and the West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Stalin - the supreme leader of the Soviet Union - was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. He also had some unlikely relationships during the Second World War. This ambitious series uses exclusive evidence gained from the actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted. Dramatic reconstructions carefully sourced from archive material, reveal how the great leaders decided the future shape of the post-war world. These decisions had immediate and often harrowing effects for those on the ground. Their story is told through documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions and illuminating interviews
War of the century : when Hitler fought Stalin by Laurence Rees( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed four-part series takes an in-depth look at World War II using references such as leading historians, Eastern film archives, and both Soviet and German participants, and gives a new perspective on the war that changed the world
The dark charisma of Adolf Hitler : leading millions into the abyss by Laurence Rees( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader, fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues, and yet he commanded enormous support. So how was it possible that Hitler became such an attractive figure to millions of people? That is the important question at the core of Laurence Rees' new book. The Holocaust, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, the outbreak of the Second World War, all these cataclysmic events and more can be laid at Hitler's door. Hitler was a war criminal arguably without precedent in the history of the world. Yet, as many who knew him confirm, Hitler was still able to exert a powerful influence over the people who encountered him. In this fascinating book to accompany his new BBC series, the acclaimed historian and documentary maker Laurence Rees examines the nature of Hitler's appeal, and reveals the role Hitler's supposed 'charisma' played in his success. Rees' previous work has explored the inner workings of the Nazi state in The Nazis: A Warning from History and the crimes they committed in Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution. The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler is a natural culmination of twenty years of writing and research on the Third Reich, and a remarkable examination of the man and the mind at the heart of it all
Horror in the east( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, the Japanese became notorious for their horrible treatment of civilians and POWs. How and why did this happen? Meticulous research and first-hand accounts from Japanese soldiers and Allied POWs make this documentary a must see
Auschwitz by Laurence Rees( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op 27 januari 1945 werd Auschwitz, een van de beruchtste concentratiekampen uit de nazi-tijd, door het Rode Leger bevrijd. In dit aangrijpende en veelomvattende boek vertelt journalist en programmamaker Laurence Rees hoe deze oorspronkelijk Poolse kazerne uit kon groeien tot een van de grootste vernietigingskampen uit de geschiedenis van de mensheid: hier werden meer dan 1,5 miljoen mensen vergast, voornamelijk joden, Sinti en Roma. Auschwitz vormde daarmee een van de pijlers van de Endlösung, het plan van de nazi's om alle bevolkingsgroepen die niet voldeden aan het ideaal van de ariër om te brengen
The Nazis, a warning from history( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six part series presents an overview of how Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and how his Third Reich made its policies work. Offers in-depth case studies of individual perpetrators, victims and witnesses, describes the Nazi system's abuses, and reveals evidence from the former U.S.S.R suggesting that responsibility for the Holocaust spreads far wider than is commonly believed
Colosseum : Rome's arena of death by Tilman Remme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television docudrama which tells the true story of Verus a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome
The struggle to break-out( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Allied soldiers struggled to break the German line, the casualty list lengthened. Cracks began to appear in the great Atlantic alliance. It wasn't just the alliance between Britain and America that was to be placed under strain. It was the relationship between Eisenhower and Montgomery . This is the story of how two very different men and the armies they led struggled to defeat the Germans in the summer of 1944
The dark charisma of Adolf Hitler : leading millions into the abyss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Hitler tried to retain his leadership once the Germans started to lose the war
The dark charisma of Adolf Hitler : leading millions into the abyss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing how Hitler led the German people to war in 1939 and the victory in France in 1940
 
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Auschwitz : a new history
Alternative Names
Laurence Rees British historian

Laurence Rees britisk historikar

Laurence Rees britisk historiker

Laurence Rees Brits historicus

Laurence Rees brittisk historiker

Laurence Rees englischer Historiker

Laurence Rees pisarz i historyk angielski

Rees, L.

Rees, Laurence

Ris, Lourens 1957-

Rīss, Lorenss 1957-

Рис, Лоуренс 1957-

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The Nazis : a warning from historyAuschwitz : inside the Nazi stateWar of the century : when Hitler fought StalinWorld War II behind closed doors : Stalin, the Nazis and the WestThe Nazis : A Warning From HistoryHorror in the East : Japan and the atrocities of World War IITheir darkest hourAuschwitz : the Nazis & the 'final solution'