The Holocaust

  • by Laurence Rees
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 Now, in his magnum opus, he combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades.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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A powerful book

This is an important and powerful book that does an amazing job drawing out the complex underpinnings of the holocaust with a wealth research and eye witness testimony.
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- Ben

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin