The Holocaust with Laurence Rees, part 3: Mass extermination
The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 is one of the most important milestones on the way to the Holocaust. This final lecture examines the escalation in killing that resulted – ending with the creation of factories of death.
Laurence Rees’ book Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’ won History Book of the Year at the British Book awards. His book The Holocaust: A New History was a Sunday Times Bestseller and described by the Telegraph as "the finest single volume account of the Holocaust ever written". Educated at Oxford University, he has been awarded two Honorary Doctorates for this work.
As well as being a historian and author, Laurence Rees is a former Head of BBC TV History, and has won many awards for his work, including a British Book Award, a BAFTA and two Emmys.
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