- Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more
Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII Paperback – 5 Jun 2008
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"A remarkably powerful collection" (Antony Beevor Daily Telegraph)
"Powerful and unsettling" (Sunday Times)
"A lasting contribution to our understanding of the Second World War and a powerful insight into the behaviour of human beings in crisis" (Independent)
"Fascinating but disturbing" (Daily Mail)
"Chilling collection of eye-witness testimonies ... bringing nuance to our understanding of the horrific experience of war" (Financial Times)
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 death 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.See all Product description
Customers who bought this item also bought
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Their Darkest Hour was the first book of his that I have read, and it was compelling.The sections were long enough to provide all the information, but not too long to lose interest.
The piece that grabbed me was when he wrote about the possibility of someone who would go out of their way to assist you,ie street directions, or giving you a lift, and yet was capable of taking part in the Holocaust and have no guilt about their actions.I met someone in Germany last year who fitted this description.
The book was also good as it wrote from a very human perspective,showing how people adapt to circumstances that are thrust upon them, either doing good or evil.