Their Darkest Hour



Their Darkest Hour How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp Award winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the course of filming hundreds of interviews with people tested to the extreme during World War II He has come face to face with rapists, mass murderers, even cannibals, but he has also met courageous individuals who are an inspiration to us all.In Their Darkest Hour he presents 35 of his most electrifying encounters. Read Their Darkest Hour – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • Their Darkest Hour
  • Laurence Rees
  • English
  • 14 May 2017
  • 0091917573

10 thoughts on “Their Darkest Hour

  1. Lauren Hopkins says:

    Really like 2.5 stars Half impressive and half a letdown I was hoping, based on the other works I ve read of this author s, that this would be a massively in depth look at how human beings are able to go on living their lives after committing atrocities and living through wildly horrific ordeals That s what this book is at its core, using the most awful situations experienced in WWII to explore what it s like to live through them, told via interviews with the people who actually had to live t Really like 2.5 stars Half impressive and half a letdown I was hoping, based on the other works I ve read of this author s, that this would be a massively in depth look at how human beings are able to go on living their lives after committing atrocities and living through wildly horrific ordeals That s what this book is at its core, using the most awful situations experienced in WWII to explore what it s like to live throu...

  2. Simon Dobson says:

    It s hard to mark a book like this as four stars, since it s a harrowing rather than a purely enjoyable read Nevertheless, it s a phenomenal work that really complements the author s other accompishments It s a series of interviews with people involved in various aspects of World War 2, including both victims an victimisers, and tries to get them to open up about their experiences and motivations Some of the people appear in Rees other books, notably Auschwitz, the Nazis, and the Final Solu It s hard to mark a book like this as four stars, since it s a harrowing rather than a purely enjoyable read Nevertheless, it s a phenomenal work that really complements the author s other accompishments It s a series of interviews with people involved in various aspects of World War 2, including both victims an victimisers, and tries to get them to open up about their experiences and motivations Some of the people appear in Rees other books, notably Auschwitz, the Nazis, and the Final Solution, and one can read these extended interviews in the wider context of their experiences Rees doesn t shirkthe dificult questions but also doesn t give in to facile equivalences either ha asks whether the Allies bombing of civilians and the Nazis destruction of the Jews are in any way equivalent, and manages to nail the key differences without naively exc...

  3. Craig says:

    This is a collection interviews of people who survived WWII Some were victims, some were villains Rees tries to understand the spot these people were in sometimes his commentary is chilling and psycholog...

  4. S.P. Harrison says:

    This is a book of interviews conducted by Rees of hundreds of people who endured the cruelties of the Second World War Extraordinarily he also interviews those who carried out such atrocities giving Rees a..comparative, cross cultural perspective on the horrors of the war that no academic could match Rees writes in an easy and fluid way not the dry, dense writing that one would expect from an academic Central to this book is not only his incredulity at how ...

  5. Paul Loong says:

    The 35 interviewees, whether they are the mass murderer, rapist, soldiers, survivors, or citizens, all have their own reasons or excuses for what they have done in WWII To us, this seems to be unbelievable that they have made such decisions and most of them do not regret for what they have done But, as the author says, position yourself in the same situation as them Would you do the same as them I myself do think that this book has given me another direction on viewing such topic It is v The 35 interviewees, whether they are the mass murderer, rapist, soldiers, survivors, or citizens, all have their own reasons or excuses for what they have done in WWII To us, this seems to be unbelievable that they have made such decisions and most of them do not regret for what they have done But, as the author says, position yourself in the same situation as them Would you do the same as them I myself do think that ...

  6. Russ says:

    an interesting read if you haven t read any of the author s other books before this revisits some of the interviews from his earlier works, such as The Nazis, Horror in the East Auschwitz, but puts them into a personal context, where Rees looks back over his own feelings concerning the interviewees experiences, motivations beliefs There are some horrors there, but also a couple of people who did what they thought was right, suffered the consequences for the rest of their lives, bu an interesting read if you haven t read any of the author s other books before this revisits some of the interviews from his earlier works, such as The Nazis, Horror in the East Auschwitz, but puts them into a personal context, where Rees looks back over his own feelings concerning the interviewees experiences, motivations beliefs There are some horrors there, but also a couple of people who did what they thought was right, suffered th...

  7. Shelley says:

    Maybe terrible adversity would bring out the best in us, or, just maybe, it would reveal the worst What do you think What would you have done pg 278 An excellent question and one that keeps being asked throughout this thought provoking and interesting book.

  8. Keen says:

    4.5 Stars I didn t have any regrets, to put it bluntly I was twenty one years old that summer of the fire bombing And I really was wanting to get the war over and I wanted to go home And if they told me to go and bomb some cities, I went and bombed cities So says, one American officer, who would go onto lead a productive life as lawyer in th...

  9. Tony Cross says:

    This is an interesting book A collection of short accounts of people s experiences of World War Two, which shows how people s behaviours were tested and the decisions they made There are not just the usual accounts of German atrocities There are stories here about those who didn t necessarily contribute to what was done but who were part of it and never questioned it, such as the actress Kristina S derbaum We hear from Soviet men and women, including the terrifying Zanaida Pytkina who was a This is an interesting book A collection of short accounts of people s experiences of World War Two, which ...

  10. Junhao says:

    Overall, this book is a good read It has 35 accounts of people who lived through WWII and had to make terrible decisions, albeit by our standards The different narratives helped me understand why these 35 individuals did the things they did each of them has logical reasons As Rees constantly pointed...

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