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From the citation awarding Laurence Rees Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sheffield in July 2005. It is well written and structured beautifully with a message from history that no one should ever forget.

From the citation awarding Laurence Rees Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sheffield in July 2005. See all Product description. Customers who bought this item also bought. It accompanies the excellent television series, which I have also recently purchased on DVD. I would highly recommend both.

Laurence Rees, who also wrote and produced the accompanying BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, describes how the Nazis rose to power, provides chilling details about life in Nazi Germany, and explodes the popular myths surrounding Adolf Hitler, the Party's charismatic leader

Laurence Rees, who also wrote and produced the accompanying BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, describes how the Nazis rose to power, provides chilling details about life in Nazi Germany, and explodes the popular myths surrounding Adolf Hitler, the Party's charismatic leader.

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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.

The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis' rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. It featured archive footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and was shown in six episodes. The series was written and produced by Laurence Rees. The historical and script consultant was Prof. Sir Ian Kershaw, who also appears briefly in the "Chaos and Consent" episode

Laurence Rees is the writer and producer of the major BBC television documentary series World War II: Behind . I never thought, for example, when I embarked on Nazis: A Warning from History in the early 1990s that it would be the start of such a long journey.

Laurence Rees is the writer and producer of the major BBC television documentary series World War II: Behind Closed Doors, War of the Century, Horror in the East and Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’. He won the British Book Award for History Book of the Year in 2006 for his international bestseller Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’. Rees’ career as a writer and filmmaker, focusing on the Nazis and World War II, stretched back nearly 20 years.

For this History channel tie-in book, Laurence Rees interviewed more than 50 people who were active participants of the Nazi regime. Author made claims that book is a warning from history about actions not to be repeated. I seem to feel it came off sounding sympathic.

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ISBN13: 978-0563384731

ISBN: 0563384735

Author: Laurence Rees

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: BBC BOOKS; New Ed edition (September 10, 1998)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB size: 1325 kb

FB2 size: 1417 kb

Rating: 4.1

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funike
An interesting review of one of the worst eras of humanity. Recommended reading ... the TV version is worth viewing too.
funike
An interesting review of one of the worst eras of humanity. Recommended reading ... the TV version is worth viewing too.
Zulurr
I have read 280 books on wwii and the Nazis. This ,by far, is the most interesting and best explanation Ihave ever read of the period covered from 1920 to 1946. It provides a strategic telling of the story along with many first hand experiences of individuals who lived through the many events described. I can really understand why the BBC chose to make this book into a program on their history channel. This book is in a class by itself and amazingly does this in less than 300 pages. You owe it to yourself to read this if you want to understand the whole time from 1920 to 1946.
Zulurr
I have read 280 books on wwii and the Nazis. This ,by far, is the most interesting and best explanation Ihave ever read of the period covered from 1920 to 1946. It provides a strategic telling of the story along with many first hand experiences of individuals who lived through the many events described. I can really understand why the BBC chose to make this book into a program on their history channel. This book is in a class by itself and amazingly does this in less than 300 pages. You owe it to yourself to read this if you want to understand the whole time from 1920 to 1946.
Dikus
Wonderful companion book to a wonderful 'series.'
Dikus
Wonderful companion book to a wonderful 'series.'
LadyShlak
Great job by the producers. Very real and chilling. I'm afraid though that mankind has not thus far shown that we learn from history. It is imperitive that we begin to.
LadyShlak
Great job by the producers. Very real and chilling. I'm afraid though that mankind has not thus far shown that we learn from history. It is imperitive that we begin to.
Kagrel
Author made claims that book is a warning from history about actions not to be repeated. I seem to feel it came off sounding sympathic. I liked it.
Kagrel
Author made claims that book is a warning from history about actions not to be repeated. I seem to feel it came off sounding sympathic. I liked it.
Togor
For the serious history student interested in a quick cold-water style immersion in an excellent though disturbing look at the murderous excesses of the Nazi years, this startling book provides a sanguine, surprising, and totally readable overview of the brutalities, torturous acts, and murder accomplished by the Germans during their 12-year reign of terror, complete with hundreds of compelling photographs. Generated as a companion tome to a History Channel documentary, this is a good introduction to the scope and breadth of a mind-boggling range of Nazi atrocities perpetrated not only on European Jews, but also to the infirm, mentally impaired, and to anyone else they had motivation to exterminate. From the early acts of euthanasia of its own `infirm' and "undesirables" to the systeamtic and publicly witnessed clubbing murder of hundreds of Jews in the streets of 'liberated' Latvian villages, this is a journey into the belly of the fascist beast.
This is a cautionary (and absolutely historically accurate) tale, made especially relevant in the year 2000 by the recent "ethnic cleansing" barbarism in Bosnia and Kosovo, of what can happen when people begin to surrender to the worst impulses of the social realm, and decide to ignore, or stand aside, or to pretend they just don't see where it is all leading. It has something to teach us about the very real dangers associated with unleashing the politics of hate, of what happens when ordinary citizens let other groups break the law to bully and terrorize minorities, when we let the central Government get out of control. History, as told in this excellent book, can teach us about how easily we humans succumb to subconscious evil, and seem to passively slip, almost without really deciding to, down the social and political slope to easy excuses and euphemisms, toward depravity, torture, and genocide. This is a book I highly recommend, although given its provocative and graphic photographic contents I would use caution about limiting its viewing by younger readers.
Togor
For the serious history student interested in a quick cold-water style immersion in an excellent though disturbing look at the murderous excesses of the Nazi years, this startling book provides a sanguine, surprising, and totally readable overview of the brutalities, torturous acts, and murder accomplished by the Germans during their 12-year reign of terror, complete with hundreds of compelling photographs. Generated as a companion tome to a History Channel documentary, this is a good introduction to the scope and breadth of a mind-boggling range of Nazi atrocities perpetrated not only on European Jews, but also to the infirm, mentally impaired, and to anyone else they had motivation to exterminate. From the early acts of euthanasia of its own `infirm' and "undesirables" to the systeamtic and publicly witnessed clubbing murder of hundreds of Jews in the streets of 'liberated' Latvian villages, this is a journey into the belly of the fascist beast.
This is a cautionary (and absolutely historically accurate) tale, made especially relevant in the year 2000 by the recent "ethnic cleansing" barbarism in Bosnia and Kosovo, of what can happen when people begin to surrender to the worst impulses of the social realm, and decide to ignore, or stand aside, or to pretend they just don't see where it is all leading. It has something to teach us about the very real dangers associated with unleashing the politics of hate, of what happens when ordinary citizens let other groups break the law to bully and terrorize minorities, when we let the central Government get out of control. History, as told in this excellent book, can teach us about how easily we humans succumb to subconscious evil, and seem to passively slip, almost without really deciding to, down the social and political slope to easy excuses and euphemisms, toward depravity, torture, and genocide. This is a book I highly recommend, although given its provocative and graphic photographic contents I would use caution about limiting its viewing by younger readers.
invincible
With spectacles such as the Nuremberg Rallies, street marches and tanks rolling through the countryside, Hitler built his tiny party into a dictatorial state. He tells citizens that they are surrounded by enemies; they must form a strong military and strike to take what he tells them they need. Living room, farms to raise more food, factories to satisfy consumer needs, and oil to build a modern industrial economy- like the western powers. One cannot tell from the photos how much of the adulation was staged.
Weakened by government cutbacks, the winners of WW I (Britain, France, Italy & U.S.) were unable to enforce the peace treaty limits on combat ships, warplanes, and size of army. Chamberlain accepts Hitler's assurances regarding Czechoslovakia [with its' armament factories]- a tipping point passes. The book is not an examination of the fighting or Allied strikes. Instead, it focuses on the fate of the Brownshirts, Communists, religious factions and fire in the Reichstag.
Hitler was not an aberration. There is evil all around, wherever people are taught that they deserve to take what they want by force. -Who think nothing of enslaving others. That should be the lesson here; evil does not go away, just hides until the opportunity arises for it to control weak societies.
See also: Nazi Culture: Intellectual, Cultural, and Social Life in the Third Reich (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History),World War Two Through German Eyes.
invincible
With spectacles such as the Nuremberg Rallies, street marches and tanks rolling through the countryside, Hitler built his tiny party into a dictatorial state. He tells citizens that they are surrounded by enemies; they must form a strong military and strike to take what he tells them they need. Living room, farms to raise more food, factories to satisfy consumer needs, and oil to build a modern industrial economy- like the western powers. One cannot tell from the photos how much of the adulation was staged.
Weakened by government cutbacks, the winners of WW I (Britain, France, Italy & U.S.) were unable to enforce the peace treaty limits on combat ships, warplanes, and size of army. Chamberlain accepts Hitler's assurances regarding Czechoslovakia [with its' armament factories]- a tipping point passes. The book is not an examination of the fighting or Allied strikes. Instead, it focuses on the fate of the Brownshirts, Communists, religious factions and fire in the Reichstag.
Hitler was not an aberration. There is evil all around, wherever people are taught that they deserve to take what they want by force. -Who think nothing of enslaving others. That should be the lesson here; evil does not go away, just hides until the opportunity arises for it to control weak societies.
See also: Nazi Culture: Intellectual, Cultural, and Social Life in the Third Reich (George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History),World War Two Through German Eyes.
Most books on Nazism start at the top with Hitler and his regime and offer brief glimpses, if any, at what it was like for the common soul. This work takes the opposite approach, putting us in the shoes of the war's victims. We learn plenty about the doings at the top, but the focus is on individual stories, many of which will chill the reader to the bone.

I was a bit puzzled by the moralistic tone of the work, however. After all, few readers need to be told that the Nazis were bad and did terrible things that should never be done again. And a real anti-German animus pervades the book. The author points the finger of guilt at the Germans again and again, insisting that they were completely responsible for all that happened, and can make no excuses. Perhaps this is so, but I wonder what lesson it provides for the rest of us.
Most books on Nazism start at the top with Hitler and his regime and offer brief glimpses, if any, at what it was like for the common soul. This work takes the opposite approach, putting us in the shoes of the war's victims. We learn plenty about the doings at the top, but the focus is on individual stories, many of which will chill the reader to the bone.

I was a bit puzzled by the moralistic tone of the work, however. After all, few readers need to be told that the Nazis were bad and did terrible things that should never be done again. And a real anti-German animus pervades the book. The author points the finger of guilt at the Germans again and again, insisting that they were completely responsible for all that happened, and can make no excuses. Perhaps this is so, but I wonder what lesson it provides for the rest of us.