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During the past 16 years, acclaimed author and documentary-maker, Laurence Rees has met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and the Second World War have received enormous praise. Following the success of Rees's bestselling "Auschwitz", this substantially revised and updated edition of "The Nazis - A Warning from History" tells the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. At the heart of the book lie compelling eyewitness accounts of life under Adolf Hitler, spoken through the words of those who experienced the Nazi regime at every level of society. An extensive new section on the Nazi/Soviet war (previously published in Rees's "War of the Century") provides a chilling insight into Nazi mentality during the most bloody conflict in history. Described as 'one of the greatest documentary series of all times', "The Nazis - A Warning from History" won a host of awards, including a Bafta and an International Documentary Award. The accompanying book broke new ground in our understanding of the Nazi regime and was praised for 'getting to the heart of the most troubling and elusive questions of Germany before and during World War Two'. The dramatic and incredible story that unfolds in these pages, once read, is not easily forgotten. '...scholars across the world owe a considerable debt of gratitude to Laurence Rees for his immense and unique contribution to historical understanding.' - From the citation awarding Laurence Rees Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sheffield in July 2005.