Narrated by actor Jonathan Keebles, this brilliantly researched tome on the Holocaust incorporates the most up-to-date research with interviews and first-hand accounts. This is a thoughtful account of a shameful period in world history.
This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history: how and why did the Holocaust happen?
Laurence Rees has spent 25 years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades. Rees argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking - and the Holocaust was the most appalling crime in history - what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside other Nazi plans to kill millions of non-Jews as well. He also reveals the inner machinations of the Nazi state and shows how there was no single decision to start the Holocaust; instead, a series of escalations cumulatively created the horror.
Through a chronological, intensely gripping narrative featuring the latest historical research and enthralling eyewitness testimony, this is the compelling story of humanity's lowest point.
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Holocaust - A masterly telling
One of the finest audio history books I have listened to. Totally engaging. A clear and measured account of the darkest error of western European history.
This does not really apply. The whole book is a highlight.
Mr Keeble is a masterly narrater. Vocally clear and engaged with the text, a model of the professional readers art. Quotes from holocaust survivors are read with character, without a trace of caricature.
No. The text is too long and the subject matter means that I for one needed some respite.
History Repeats Itself ?