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17:30 - 19:30 2 March 2017

An evening with Laurence Rees: Talk and Q&A


642 | 26 Bedford Way (link Map)
London | WC1H 0DS | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Laurence Rees, Writer, Historian, Founder of WW2History.com, http://ww2history.com, Laurence Rees worked as Head of BBC tv history programmes before moving into a career as a historian and writer. Amongst many critically acclaimed works, his book 'Auschwitz; the Nazis and the 'Final Solution'' won the 2006 British Book of the Year award. For his tv work, Laurence has won a BAFTA and 2 Emmys. He has also spoken in the House of Lords and worked as a Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics. Laurence Rees is currently the writer and producer of WW2History.com, as well as being its founder.

Award-winning, best-selling historian Laurence Rees will be talking about his new book, 'The Holocaust,' at the IoE on the 2nd March, 2017.

This landmark work seeks to answer two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? His work combines over twenty-five years' worth of previously unpublished eyewitness testimony, combined with the latest academic research, to produce the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades.

Laurence Rees is a former Head of BBC TV History and Creative Director of BBC Television History, for whom he wrote, directed and produced several award-winning series on the Nazis and the Second World War. He also wrote the companion books, including 'Auschwitz,' which won History Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and is the world's bestselling history of the camp.


Paul Williams
+44 (0)20 7331 5125 | p.williams@ucl.ac.uk


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