BBC World Histories, a title from the makers of BBC History Magazine, brings you a fresh take on our global past – and how it shapes our lives today.
In our January/February 2020 issue, now on sale:
Hidden stories of the Holocaust
Historian Nikolaus Waschmann explains to Matt Elton why the Nazis’ system of detention and death camps was more wide-ranging than is commonly understood
The remarkable resistance of Lilo
The story of a German Jewish lawyer in Berlin who risked her life to defy the Nazi regime | Alice Doyard and Fergal Keane
Who was the greatest leader in history?
The most influential rulers from across the expanse of global history, as chosen by a panel of 20 expert historians and authors
The game that turned the tide of the Second World War
As the battle of the Atlantic raged, a small group of women attempted to thwart Nazi U-boats via unlikely means: a war game played with chalk and string | Simon Parkin
The lives of others
The groundbreaking anthropologists who sought to understand how different cultures around the world tackle life’s big questions | Charles King
Plus: Serhii Plokhy discusses his new book which explores the story of three US-Soviet air bases in Ukraine in the Second World War, while Alev Scott considers the parallels between ancient Athens and the modern travails of Nato.
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Coming up in issue 21 (on sale from 27 February 2020)
The science of evil
How researchers turned to science in a bid to make sense of the Holocaust
A history of the menopause
Trace the ways in which societies have viewed women’s stages of life
1982 in pictures
A tour of the year’s events, from freezing weather to the Falklands War