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. Download Their Darkest Hour – heartforum.co.uk
In addition to writing, Rees has also produced films about World War II for the BBC.In New York in January 2009, Laurence was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by History Makers , the worldwide congress of History and Current Affairs programme makersIn 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate DUniv by The Open University UK.
- Their Darkest Hour
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