The Nazis: A Warning From History – Laurence Rees

10 Jun

Synopsis – During the past 16 years, acclaimed author and documentary-maker Laurence Rees has met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and the Second World War have received enormous praise. Following the success of Reess 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, At the heart of the book lie 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 Reess 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. The accompanying book broke new ground in our understanding of the Nazi regime and was praised for getting to the heart of the most troubling and elusive questions of Germany before and during World War Two. The dramatic and incredible story that unfolds in these pages, once read, is not easily forgetten.

My Thoughts – I’ve had this book on the shelf for a while because i dont really read that much non fiction. I started reading this before, but i ended up putting it down. I’m glad i picked it up again, but it was quite upsetting reading. Even now, i cannot believe the treatment that people suffered at the hands of the Nazis. I dont think there is much to say about this book, but it iscertianly an eye opener to the treatment of people under Nazi rule.

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